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Topic - Patrick Hope
Many Republican governors who said they plan to take Medicaid money under President Obama's health care law now find they're facing a revolt within their own state parties, where GOP legislatures are none-too-eager to approve signing up for what they call "Obamacare."
A Virginia lawmaker is pushing legislation to add the state to an interstate compact that would exempt members from President Obama's health care overhaul — a budding movement that's providing states across the country with another constitutional weapon to combat the landmark law.
Democratic Delegate Patrick Hope said the debate in Richmond over Medicaid is less partisan than it may seem because many Democrats also want to see reforms before any expansion of enrollment.
And yet, he added, "No one I know of is accusing him of embracing Obamacare."