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GOP governors want more flexibility on Medicaid

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

Republican governors met with GOP members of the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday to talk about Medicaid, one of the most politically tricky parts of Obamacare repeal.

The takeaways:

  • As far as people covered through the Medicaid expansion losing their insurance, "it ain't gonna happen," Minority Whip John Cornyn told reporters.
  • Giving states more flexibility over how the program works is key to any Republican Medicaid efforts.
  • A per capita cap is looking likely, as are much less strict benefit requirements.