WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative state lawmakers who have resisted expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are re-thinking that stance now that the Trump administration is allowing work requirements for low-income recipients.
Expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income adults has meant billions of additional federal dollars for hospitals and medical service providers in the 32 states that have taken the option offered under what’s commonly called Obamacare.READ MORE: Texas Secretary Of State's Office Announces Full Forensic Audit Of 2020 General Election in Four Texas Counties
But 18 conservative states including Texas and Florida have held out, often arguing against the expansion on ideological grounds.READ MORE: Juan Navarro, Jr. Sentenced To 35+ Years For Pornographic Images Of Six-Year-Olds
Being allowed to impose work requirements may sway some conservatives.
In Utah, the office of Republican Gov. Gary Herbert says the Trump administration’s willingness to approve work requirements is one of several concessions the state would demand to cover more poor residents through Medicaid.MORE NEWS: 'Reset Center' Replaces School Suspension At Dallas ISD School
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