They warn vulnerable Americans could face "significant delay" when accessing treatment.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will likely become the latest Republican governor to embrace ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion, the news site Lancaster Online reported Thursday.
Corbett has been under intense pressure from healthcare advocates — as well as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius — to sign on to the Medicaid expansion.
Pennsylvania would be the 27th state to adopt the expansion. It would cover roughly 680,000 people in the state, according to Lancaster Online.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is among the handful of Republican governors to embrace the Medicaid expansion.
Texas is negotiating for funds from a program created under ObamaCare to bolster its Medicaid program.
Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group tied to the powerful Koch brothers, plans to rally Monday against ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion in Virginia.
The Virginia chapter of Americans for Prosperity is planning a noon rally opposing the Medicaid expansion, timed to coincide with a meeting of the state's Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission.
Using the healthcare law's Medicaid expansion to help people buy private insurance plans could help provide stable coverage for families whose income fluctuates, according to a new study.
The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that a privatized Medicaid expansion could cut down on "churn" between Medicaid and subsidized private insurance.
Some states, notably Arkansas, have been studying an option in which they would not directly take part in the healthcare law's Medicaid expansion, but rather would move the newly eligible Medicaid population into the healthcare law's insurance exchanges, where they could buy private insurance with the help of tax credits.
The Health and Human Services Department awarded $32 million in grants Tuesday to help enroll children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The funding came from part of President Obama's healthcare law and the latest CHIP reauthorization.
The grants will help promote enrollment outreach in schools, improve the application and enrollment process, and train community organizations about eligibility and the application process, HHS said in a release.
Tea Party activists in Michigan say they won't help Republican Gov. Rick Snyder seek reelection because he embraced part of President Obama's healthcare law.
Snyder said Michigan should participate in the health law's Medicaid expansion, which would cover roughly 320,000 residents and save the state about $200 million per year.
Tea Party activists in the state now say that because Snyder backed the expansion, they will "sit out" his reelection campaign, according to a local media report.