In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House. The “woodwork effect” of new enrollees in Medicaid, even in non-expansion states, with the Affordable Care Act was intentional on the part of his administration.
In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House. The “woodwork effect” of new enrollees in Medicaid, even in non-expansion states, with the Affordable Care Act was intentional on the part of his administration. Susan Walsh AP
In this Dec. 16, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House. The “woodwork effect” of new enrollees in Medicaid, even in non-expansion states, with the Affordable Care Act was intentional on the part of his administration. Susan Walsh AP

Republican states still face big health care costs as Obamacare is unwound

January 13, 2017 6:00 AM