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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe waves a letter from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services during a news conference at the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Monday, March 24, 2014. McAuliffe is proposing a two-year pilot of an expanded Medicaid program, a suggestion he hopes will persuade Republicans to end an impasse over the state's budget. McAuliffe announced that the federal government said it would not penalize Virginia if it ran a two-year pilot program. House Republicans oppose Medicaid expansion. The federal government has promised to fund the bulk of the expansion. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks to members of the media during a signing ceremony for a bill strengthening Colorado's marijuana packaging requirements, at the Capitol, in Denver, Monday March 17, 2014. Hickenlooper, who signed the bill into law, called it an important measure to make sure minors don’t illegally access marijuana. Behind him, right to left, are state senator and bill co-sponsor Linda Newell, Dr. George Sam Wang, an emergency room physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and state rep. and bill co-sponsor Daniel Kagan. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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"If the governor would remove the issue of Medicaid expansion, we could finish Virginia's budget in short order. That is why I, along with my colleagues in the House of Delegates, am offering to compromise. The responsible path forward is to pass a clean budget, then continue the debate over Medicaid expansion in a separate special session."— House Speaker William J. Howell, Stafford Republican

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**FILE** Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, speaks during a Dec. 6, 2012, news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Richard Kelleher, 64, stands outside a restaurant Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Phoenix. President Barack Obama and a phalanx of advocacy groups, insurance companies and volunteers are scrambling to spread the word about HealthCare.gov as the deadline nears. But even well-informed Americans can be stymied by the complexities of the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014: NEWS. Members of the Air Force, who are also doctors and nurses, train inside of the C-STARS (Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills) simulation center as a part of the joint program between University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the Air Force offering training for military medical personnel in the areas of trauma and critical care. (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Amanda Rossmann)

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ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, MARCH 23 - Dr. Jennifer Summerfield, a veterinarian with Brown Veterinary Services in Wayne, W.Va., as takes her sheltland sheepdog Remy through the clinic's indoor agility course Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Herald Dispatch, Shane Arrington)

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ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, MARCH 23 - Dr. Jennifer Summerfield, a veterinarian with Brown Veterinary Services in Wayne, W.Va., as takes her sheltland sheepdog Remy through the clinic's indoor agility course Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Herald Dispatch, Shane Arrington)

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In this Feb. 25, 2014 photo, pencil erasers in the shape of the human brain lie on a table at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx borough of New York. The erasers were given to third-graders who attended a class that teaches them to recognize stroke and get victims to a hospital quickly. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)

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In this Feb. 25, 2014 photo, third-graders, from left, Hunter Thomas, Matthew Velez, Sebastian Mendez, Jayden Gonzalez and Elijah Farias examine a plastic model of a brain at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx borough of New York. The hospital teaches children to recognize stroke and get victims to a hospital quickly. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, photo, third-grader Andrea Esteban tries to imitate the droopy smile of a stroke victim at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx borough of New York. The hospital teaches children to recognize stroke and get victims to a hospital quickly. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)

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Richard Kelleher, 64, stands outside a restaurant Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Phoenix. President Barack Obama and a phalanx of advocacy groups, insurance companies and volunteers are scrambling to spread the word about HealthCare.gov as the deadline nears. But even well-informed Americans can be stymied by the complexities of the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Matt York)