Last night, American voters “stopped the Medicaid expansion dead in its tracks” when they elected Republican candidates determined to change or roll back the law in states that have already expanded the program. States that elected officials rejecting federal funds to expand Medicaid include Wisconsin and Arkansas. Other states, including Maryland and Massachusetts, which have long been Democratic strongholds and expanded the program, could see efforts to put limits on the expansion. In Illinois, the governor-elect previously stated that he would veto legislation expanding Medicaid but would also not rollback the program if elected. Instead, he has hinted at restructuring Medicaid in the state. In Pennsylvania, the newly elected official may replace the recently granted Medicaid waiver for a straightforward expansion.
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