Governor Rick Perry says he won't sign legislation that expands access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. But news that Gov. Mike Beebe of Arkansas is looking into a third option to provide health care with federal assistance is making people wonder if Perry might follow his lead.
Since the Supreme Court made the Medicaid expansion under the federal health law optional last year, states' decisions have largely split along party lines. States run by Democrats have been opting in; states run by Republicans have mostly been saying no or holding back.