The National Governor's Association begins its annual meeting in Virginia today with the group asking federal authorities for clarification on expanding Medicaid in their states.
Many states are considering their options in the wake of a seemingly favorable Supreme Court ruling. The nation's highest court ruled that Congress exceeded its reach when it threatened states with a total Medicaid funding cutoff if they failed to participate in an expanded Medicaid program.
The new president of the Service Employees International Union said she plans to increase the SEIU's involvement with politics, and has left the door open for other possible changes, according to news reports. Mary Kay Henry was elected the new SEIU president on Saturday, succeeding lightning rod Andy Stern who last month made a surprise retirement announcement.