By Ferdous Al-Faruque - 05/02/14 12:15 PM EDT
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is looking for a legal way to sidestep the Legislature and expand Medicaid under ObamaCare, according to a news report.
The Democratic governor, who took office earlier this year, has been struggling to expand Medicaid due to pushback from Republicans in the House of Delegates.
So far only Govs. John Kasich (R-Ohio) and Steve Beshear (D-Ky.) have been able to sidestep their respective legislative bodies to expand Medicaid. But Republicans and legal scholars say it is unlikely such a loophole exists in the Virginia constitution.