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Medicaid: Utah

Status:

As of January 31, 2013: Governor Gary Herbert (R) is undecided on accepting federal money to provide health coverage for the uninsured. With strong Republican majorities in the legislature, there is much work to do!

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Medicaid: Nevada

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December 11, 2012: Governor Brian Sandoval (R) was the first Republican governor to come out in support of accepting federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured, a decision that some state Senate Republican leaders also support. With Democratic majorities in the legislature, it is expected that Nevada will accept this federal money.

Medicaid: Nevada

Status:

December 11, 2012: Governor Brian Sandoval (R) was the first Republican governor to come out in support of accepting federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured, a decision that some state Senate Republican leaders also support. With Democratic majorities in the legislature, it is expected that Nevada will accept this federal money.

Medicaid: Idaho

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January 7, 2013: Governor C.L. Otter (R) has rejected federal funding to provide health coverage to the uninsured. Gov. Otter had appointed a commission to study the issue, which unanimously supported accepting this federal money, and supportive bills have been introduced in the legislature. 

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Medicaid: California

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June 28, 2012: Following the Supreme Court decision, Governor Jerry Brown (D) indicated his support of accepting federal funding to provide health coverage to the uninsured. With Democratic majorities in the legislature, it is expected that California will move forward with this decision.

Medicaid: Oregon

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Oregon is moving forward with Medicaid expansion at this time.

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Medicaid: Washington

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Washington is moving forward with Medicaid expansion at this time.

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Medicaid: Arkansas

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April 17, 2013: A plan to use additional Medicaid dollars to purchase coverage for the uninsured passed both the House and the Senate. Governor Mike Beebe (D) has also been a strong supporter of using these federal dollars to provide health coverage. Pending final approval from HHS, this private option will extend health coverage to all those under 138% of the federal poverty line.

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Medicaid: Louisiana

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July 1, 2012: Following the Supreme Court decision, Governor Bobby Jindal (R) rejected federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. With Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, there is much work to do!

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Medicaid: Texas

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July 9, 2012: Governor Rick Perry (R) has rejected federal funding to provide health coverage for the uninsured. With Republican majorities in the legislature, there is much work to do, but there have been 22 different versions of Medicaid expansion bills filed in the legislature. 

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