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Republican governors buck party tenets to seek expanded Medicaid

ATLANTA Republican governors are pressing forward to expand Medicaid even after being stymied by lawmakers in their own party. As the Obama administration vows to help develop plans that will pass muster with conservatives, the governors of Utah and Wyoming said they still want the health care program for the poor broadened. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who declined to act in 2013, may seek a federal waiver to make insurance available to more residents. Louisiana's Republican legislature also opened a legal door. Their views challenge party orthodoxy, even if some governors are crafting their own proposals and denying that what they're doing is expanding Medicaid. Twenty states have...

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