Election: Medicaid expansion key in GOP-leaning states

National News

October 22, 2018 - 11:03 AM

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — For nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama’s health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans.

It’s helped them win every statewide office, control the Legislature and hold all the state’s congressional seats. So it was something of a surprise for Bob Tatum when he set out to ask his fellow Nebraskans if they would back a ballot initiative to expand Medicaid, one of the pillars of Obama’s health overhaul.

“There seems to be a lot more support than I anticipated,” said Tatum, who lives in a remote town near the Colorado border.

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