The idiotic Republicans party lawmakers in Congress refusal to support sending taxpayer money BACK to states to help their citizens is not gonna be that way in the states that have hurting economies due to the pandemic…
And revenue they can acquire should be welcome…
Even it increases the Federal government looking over their shoulders….
Some GOP-led states that previously declined to expand Medicaid are reconsidering that decision now that the $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief package has made billions of dollars available to enlarge the program.
The legislation passed by Congress last month boosts federal funding for two years to states that expand Medicaid, more than covering a state’s cost for increasing eligibility for the program, which is currently used by almost 79 million low-income and disabled people.
The availability of more federal funds is putting pressure on Republican leaders in some of the 12 states that haven’t expanded the program.
In Georgia, advocacy groups such as Cover Georgia recently ran ads urging Gov. Brian Kemp to fully expand Medicaid because the state would receive more than $1 billion in new federal funds over two years. The governor “has already rolled out significant reforms aimed at expanding access,” according to a statement from Mr. Kemp’s office.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office has signaled she is open to discussing the funding for expansion….