states to watch
Will the Republicancontrolled Legislature help new Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards fulfill his campaign promise to expand Medicaid to as many as 365,000 low-income adults, making it the first Deep South state to accept the ACA expansion?
Will new Republican Gov. Matt Bevin find a way to step back from his campaign pledges to roll back his state’s successful Medicaid expansion and state-run insurance exchange, which could disrupt coverage for more than 500,000 residents?
Will Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the GOP-controlled Legislature agree on how to modify the state’s Medicaid expansion program with “personal responsibility” features and win Obama administration approval for the changes?
Will Republican Gov. Robert Bentley follow the recommendation of his healthcare improvement task force and push GOP lawmakers to expand Medicaid to as many as 300,000 residents?
Will South Dakota officials reach an agreement with the CMS to have the feds fully fund certain medical services for Native Americans, thus freeing state funds for Medicaid expansion to as many as 49,000 lowincome adults, which Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard supports?