In the aftermath of the contested 2000 presidential election, Congress passed the bipartisan Help America Vote Act of 2002 to provide federal money to make it easier for Americans to exercise their right to vote and for local governments to ensure smooth elections.
The newly-approved plan is a slightly more conservative version of a similar Medicaid expansion proposal already in place in Arkansas. Hundreds of thousands of more Americans could get coverage if more red states adopt the approaches.
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