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  • GOP governors may pay price for refusing to expand Medicaid under Obamacare

    NEW YORK In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government couldn't force states to expand eligibility for their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. Since then, the Obama administration has looked for ways to persuade Republicans who have steadfastly opposed Obamacare to participate in this key component of the act. The biggest incentive is the law's promise of federal funds to cover the whole cost of newly qualified Medicaid patients for three years, until 2016, and at least 90 percent of the costs thereafter. Nevertheless, 20 states have refused to ease access to their Medicaid rolls. A few have been able to eat their cake and have it, too: Because of special arrangements that predate Obamacare, four states that haven't expanded Medicaid have been getting billions each year in extra funding to pay for the care of people who are uninsured.
  • Republicans take aim at the poor

    With their war against gays and lesbians in ruins, Republicans have turned their attention to an old standby: The poor. Gays and lesbians may have rich friends to advocate for them, but who cares about the poor? They are easy targets. Florida State Rep....

    Kansas lawmakers want the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich

    Kansas lawmakers want the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich
    Wealthier Kansans are paying much less in taxes after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback overhauled the state's income tax a few years ago. Brownback and other Republican officials hoped that more generous policies would stimulate the economy, bringing more...

    Abortion restrictions relying on 'junk science,' rights advocates say

    In Montana, the Legislature has approved and sent to the governor a bill that would require a fetus to be anesthetized before an abortion is performed so it would not feel pain. In Arizona and Arkansas, doctors are now required to tell women that drug-...

    Brownback signs spectacularly punitive Kansas welfare bill

    Brownback signs spectacularly punitive Kansas welfare bill
    Brownback did it. Not satisfied with cratering his state's economy, cutting education budgets and rescinding long-established job protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday signed a punitive,...