WASHINGTON (AP) - A day after Florida's Republican governor endorsed a key part of the federal health care overhaul, the Obama administration says it's encouraged by the progress.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says that states are deciding the Medicaid expansion is, quote, "simply too good to pass up."
Washington pays the full cost for the first three years, gradually phasing down to 90 percent. Millions of low-income people, mostly uninsured adults, would be covered.
Florida's Gov. Rick Scott, once one of the biggest opponents of the overhaul, reversed course this week and called on his legislature to accept the expansion. He's the seventh Republican governor to sign on.
Nationally, 21 states plus Washington, D.C., plan to expand Medicaid. Fourteen are declining. And 15 are still mulling options.
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Four and a half years after he went to prison, former state senate leader Manny Aragon is out.
A suspected meth kingpin the FBI thought might be hiding out in New Mexico has been captured.
The popular Capulin Snow Play Area near Sandia Peak will be closed for the second year in a row.
While the roads were looking clearer late Thursday afternoon in the Albuquerque area, they could get dangerous again as temperatures drop later in the evening.
New details were released Thursday in Albuquerque's latest police shooting.
The southeast part of the state is getting hit hard with winter weather.