Now that Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has received CMS approval for his Medicaid expansion plan, Indiana, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming look like they are next in line among GOP-led states in seeking a green light for their expansion proposals.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has scheduled meetings with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell this month to discuss his waiver proposal to expand coverage to about 100,000 adults with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level. Last week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam told reporters that he would “probably” submit a Medicaid waiver proposal this fall for expanding the program to 162,000 more adults. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead reportedly also has begun talking with the Obama administration about extending coverage to about 18,000 low-income residents. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has a pending waiver request that was submitted in July.