- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says he isn’t changing his mind about turning down federal money to expand Medicaid coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law, even though Republican Gov. Mike Pence did just that.

Walker said Wednesday that he still believes his decision not to take the money, but instead limit income qualifications for Medicaid while expanding coverage to childless adults who were on a waiting list was the best approach.

Indiana this week became the 28th state to expand Medicaid under Obama’s health care law, and the 10th state to do so with a Republican governor.

Health care advocates in Wisconsin have urged Walker to take the money, particularly in light of a projected $2 billion state budget shortfall.

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