G.O.P. Governors Warn Party Members in Congress Not to Shut Government

Gov. Phil Bryant of Mississippi, who refused the law’s provision expanding Medicaid in his state, was even more pointed, capturing the tension between the Republican chief executives charged with running their states and the Republican members of Congress who have no such burden.

“Many of the members of this party do not want to fund Obamacare, but what we have to do as governors who work with our legislators is realize the reality of being able to get something passed,” Mr. Bryant said.

He added that if a measure refusing to finance the health law is not going to get passed, “How much blood are we going to leave on the floor over this?”

New York Times
8/4/13