How Mike Pence embraced ObamaCare

But Donald Trump’s likely running mate decided to do it with a conservative twist: He added a litany of controversial rules and restrictions for how poor people in Indiana could qualify for the newly generous Medicaid coverage.

Pence pushed the program in a more conservative direction than any other governor who implemented Medicaid expansion, making Indiana a model for other red states — while also upsetting many conservatives who saw the move as a betrayal…

The Indiana Medicaid model has caught the eye of other red states that didn’t want to forego massive federal funding for expansion but are also reluctant to embrace a key portion of Obamacare. Most notably, Gov. Matt Bevin in neighboring Kentucky used Indiana’s approach to shape his own Medicaid expansion proposal that’s now awaiting federal review.