State governments that support Obamacare are resisting efforts by the Trump administration and Congress to scale back the law, and are moving to either expand it or reinstate provisions that were rolled back.
While many red states have tried to loosen Obamacare rules or offer their residents less expensive alternatives, blue states in particular are stepping in with their own proposals. They are re-implementing policies that the Trump administration is trying to gut, or looking to go further to involve the government in health insurance.
Their ideas go beyond expanding the government-funded Medicaid program to low-income people or setting up reinsurance funds to pay for high-cost medical claims, though those proposals are on the table in several states as well. Read More at the Washington Examiner