Elana Gordon http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Pennsylvania Governor Talks Up Plan To Expand Medicaid His Way http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pennsylvania-governor-talks-plan-expand-medicaid-his-way Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett may have been watching fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio who bypassed the Republican Legislature in his state this week to expand Medicaid.<p>As part of the Affordable Care Act, states have the option to make coverage available to low-income adults, with the federal government picking up the entire tab for the first three years.<p>Only <a href="http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-activity-around-expanding-medicaid-under-the-affordable-care-act/#map">about half the states</a> so far have planned to do that, starting Jan. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Elana Gordon 30945 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pennsylvania Governor Talks Up Plan To Expand Medicaid His Way Missouri, Kansas Reject Health Exchanges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-kansas-reject-health-exchanges Immediately after last week's election, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced the state would not be setting up its own health insurance exchange. Next door in Kansas, Gov. Sam Brownback announced that Kansas will have no involvement in running a state exchange either. The moves open the door for increased federal involvement in health care in staunchly Republican territory. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:02:00 +0000 Elana Gordon 6368 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org