SLIDESHOW: Republican Governors Who Refuse To Cover Their UninsuredJuly 5th, 2012 5:22 pm Axel Tonconogy
Ever since the Supreme Court upheld the health care act last Thursday 5-4, Republicans have been wailing and railing against the measure, pledging to do everything in their power to get Mitt Romney elected and repeal Obamacare on day 1. Many of them have come across as unconcerned about ultimately replacing the bill. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), for instance, said that the 30 million uninsured were “not the issue”.
One of the key provisions in Chief Justice John Roberts’ ruling was giving states the individual power to participate in the expansion of Medicaid, which would mean that the federal government would give free money to provide health insurance to poor people. Many governors, in knee-jerk fashion, have proclaimed they will refuse the expansion, which Ezra Klein calls a deal “too good to refuse.”
Here are the politicians who are refusing the deal.