New Mexico’s Republican Governor Accepts Medicaid Expansion

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico announced Wednesday that she will accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, according to The Associated Press.

The move makes her just the second Republican governor to take up the expansion, which makes people within 133 percent of the poverty line eligible for the program and is critical to the law’s coverage expansion. Unlike Democratic-governed states, most GOP-led states have rejected the expansion, which the Supreme Court made optional.

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