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Health care puts Hogan in a precarious position

Health care puts Hogan in a precarious position

While controversy rages in Washington and around the country over the Republican effort to kill Obamacare, Maryland leaders are anxiously watching in fear of what they may confront down the road.

Total repeal of the Affordable Care Act would deprive state government of $1.3 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments next year — a staggering amount. Some 1.1 million Marylanders on Medicaid — most of them disabled, children or elderly — could be at risk of losing their health insurance.

That's a dire situation Gov. Larry Hogan hopes to avoid. He issued a statement while on an overseas trip to Israel voicing opposition to the Republican repeal effort in Washington. Other...

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