Money fears vs. real benefits in Medicaid choice - Article Photos 1/6

ADVANCE FOR TUESDAY, JAN. 29 AND THEREAFTER - This photo taken Jan. 18, 2013 shows part-time home health care provider Debra Walker in her home in Houston. President Barack Obama thinks his health care law makes states an offer they can't refuse. Whether to expand Medicaid _the federal-state program for the poor and disabled_ could be the most important decision facing governors and legislatures this year. The repercussions go beyond their budgets, directly affecting the well-being of residents and the finances of critical hospitals. Awaiting decisions are people like Walker, a part-time home health care provider. She had a good job with health insurance until she got laid off in 2007. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)