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9:32 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Could Endanger Medicaid Expansion

Governor Jack Markell (D-De)
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Governor Jack Markell met with President Obama at the White House yesterday telling him that if a deal is not reached to avert the fiscal cliff the cuts in Medicaid would force states to rethink expansion of health care for the poor under Obamacare.


Markell is chair of the National Governors Association and led a six member delegation to meet with the nation’s chief executive.

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12:07 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

VA Will Leave Health Exchanges to Feds

Credit health professional, fotosearch.com

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell says Virginia will default to a federal health insurance exchange to meet its obligations under the federal health care overhaul.


McDonnell had been holding out in hopes that President Barack Obama would be defeated and the reforms would be repealed.


With Obama's re-election, McDonnell acknowledges that's unlikely. But he's unwilling to expand the state's Medicaid program or establish a state-based benefits program.

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