Medicaid Expansion Plans Rejected by Multiple State

More Republicans tried to expand state Medicaid programs this year, but their colleagues haven’t bitten.

Legislators in Tennessee, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming have rejected alternative plans proposed by Republican governors, and some GOP legislators in Florida and Montana are struggling to advance alternate plans as well.

These states are among the 22 that have rejected Obamacare’s offer of expanded Medicaid, and the federal funds that accompany it. The health care law allows for those earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level to enroll in Medicaid, but the Supreme Court has said states can opt out of the expansion if they want to — and many Republican-led states have done so.