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Govs make risky political bet on healthcare funds

Chicago Tribune / Reuters, July 16, 2012

Republican governors bent on rejecting the healthcare law's expanded insurance coverage for millions of low-income Americans may see their gambit backfire if their party fails to sweep the November elections. But analysts say if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act survives to take full effect in 2014—a major election year for governors—the hard-liners could come under fire for denying their own residents health benefits that are also worth billions of dollars to healthcare providers and insurers.