With governor races in 36 states this fall, new faces in several governors' chairs could influence those states' stances on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implementation and Medicaid expansion.
Races to watch include Pennsylvania and Maine, where a party switch for the office could boost expansion. In Republican-controlled states like Texas, Georgia and Florida however, there's less likelihood for Medicaid expansion, regardless of who wins the governor's race.
In Pennsylvania, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett may face a tough re-election race. All four of the current Democratic candidates have come out vehemently against his Healthy Pennsylvania healthcare proposal. The Democratic primary takes place May 20.
The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate passed Medicaid expansion last year, but the state House, which is more conservative, has not.