Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) announced on Monday that he would accept an Obamacare provision to expand the Medicaid program in his state, becoming the fifth GOP governor to do so, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Kasich added that he would reverse his decision should the federal government fail to cover the full cost of the expansion, as provided in the law.
"Obamacare is the law of the land for now and Ohio needs work to reduce its impact," Kasich said, according to the Plain Dealer.
The Supreme Court ruled last year that states could choose to opt-out of the Medicaid expansion under President Obama's Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare."