New Jersey Opts Into Medicaid Expansion

February 26th, 2013

Wonkblog has an interesting take, as more and more Republican Governors are sailing towards the call the of the ObamaCare siren.

The drafters of the Affordable Care Act never expected that the administration would need to convince governors to expand Medicaid; it was simply required of all 50 states. The Supreme Court changed that in its June ruling, making the provision optional. Looking back, what they did come up with has done surprisingly well at bringing some of the health law’s fiercest opponents on board.

Roberts’s compromise position allowed cooperative federalism to persist. States were not forced to join in, but had the choice. And with the choice, they made the decision on their own. Fascinating.

Texas, doing its best Odysseus impression, is still tied to the mast.