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States fight Medicaid expansion

Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2009

Some governors are pushing to scale back or kill proposals to expand Medicaid to provide healthcare coverage to the uninsured, raising a new challenge to President Barack Obama's effort to overhaul the system. Medicaid is funded through a combination of federal and state tax money. Proposals in the House and Senate would expand the program to cover at least a third of the nation's 46 million uninsured, but states are worried they would get stuck with a big part of the tab.