It will be an issue in every state, even the ones that reject Obama's Medicaid expansion.
The cost of covering what state officials are calling the "woodwork population" will be divided up under standard federal matching rates, not the more generous one provided in the health care law.
Q: How is this debate likely to shake out?
A: So far mainly Democratic-led states are signing up for the expansion. But some states with Republican governors have also accepted it, and others red states are actively considering it. All the states declining the option are led by Republicans.
If the past is any guide, some states will not sign up for the expansion by 2014. But over time, experts say it's likely that all states will accept it.
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