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McAuliffe And GOP Still At Odds Over Medicaid Expansion

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In Virginia, there's still no sign of any compromise between Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican leaders in the House of Delegates.

The two sides are deadlocked over whether Virginia should accept federal Medicaid funds in order to expanded health insurance coverage to as many as 400,000 residents.

McAuliffe and House Republican leaders say there's been no movement on the issue.

The two sides met this week to discuss an upcoming special legislative session.

The impasse over Medicaid expansion led the General Assembly to adjourn earlier this month without passing a roughly $96 billion biannual budget. If the stalemate continues past July, it could lead to a state government shutdown.

McAuliffe wants to expand Medicaid eligibility, while House Republicans oppose it.

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