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GOP-led states start warming up to health care law

Associated Press Modified: November 15, 2012 at 3:18 pm •  Published: November 15, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the South to the heartland, the once-solid wall of Republican resistance to President Barack Obama's health care law is cracking.

Ahead of a federal deadline Friday for states to declare their intentions, Associated Press reporters interviewed governors and state officials around the country.

AP found surprising openness to the overhaul in some cases, continued opposition in others — and a widespread, urgent desire for answers on key unresolved details.

Despite signs of movement toward going along with implementation of the overhaul, some major Republican-led states are holding fast. In Texas, the election results did not change any of the opposition to expanding Medicaid or to setting up insurance exchanges. The same holds for Louisiana, South Carolina, Missouri, Kansas and others.


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