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Obama Admin Also Pressuring Kansas, Tennessee to Expand Medicaid or Lose Funds

First Florida, then Texas, and now Kansas and Tennessee have been told by the Obama administration that unless they expand Medicaid under the rules laid out in ObamaCare the federal government will withhold payments from local hospitals.

Florida’s Republican Governor Rick Scott is so angry at the move he’s promised to sue the Obama administration for violating a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibiting the feds from conditioning Medicaid funding on ObamaCare expansion.

Yet this is precisely what the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is doing. According to Kaiser Health News, CMS “confirmed Tuesday that it gave officials in [Kansas and Tennessee] the same message that had been delivered to Texas and Florida about the risk to funding for so-called ‘uncompensated…[more]

April 23, 2015 • 03:19 pm

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The Midterms in Prospect: The Governors (Part 2)
By Troy Senik
Thursday, October 16 2014
In this final installment of the series providing analysis of this year’s midterm elections, we turn to the governor’s races in the South and the Northeast (last week’s installment looked at the executive races in the West and Midwest — and an earlier four-part series considered the state of the U.S. Senate races). Here’s what to look for in each region.
The South There are three notable governor’s races in the South: two featuring endangered Republican incumbents and a third where the GOP may wrest an open seat from Democratic hands. As I noted in…
 
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