In advance of the midterm elections, Democrats are latching onto the issue of Medicaid expansion as one way to attack the Affordable Care Act’s opponents. This may be an attempt at aiding incumbent Democrats in conservative-leaning states who are at-risk of losing their seat. While U.S. Democratic governors are consistently in favor of Medicaid expansion under the umbrella of Obamacare, Republican governors are in disharmony over their own ACA support or lack of it.
According to a report in Tuesday’s The Hill, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) is seeking documents from Republican Gov. Rick Perry requesting specific information on why healthcare for the poor was rejected in the governor’s home state of Texas.
The inquiry also seeks information on how much healthcare funding Perry and other governors might turn down over the next decade, the cost of coverage for those who are Medicaid-ineligible, and the total number of those without added coverage.