Rep. Kevin McCarthy (foreground), the No. 3 Republican in the House, speaks while Majority Leader Eric Cantor listens. McCarthy has made it clear that he wants the health overhaul law repealed. But conservative lawmakers in his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif., are accepting federal money to expand Medicaid. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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California Republicans Quietly Embrace Medicaid Expansion

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At a Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas last month, Newt Gingrich got zinged by rival Mitt Romney for coming up with idea of an individual insurance mandate. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Gingrich's History On Health Care Gets An Exam

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Conservative Appeals Court Judge Writes Opinion Upholding Health Law

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President Barack Obama greets people outside the Old Market Deli in Cannon Falls, Minn., on the Aug. 15, during a Midwest bus tour. The same day he said he likes the term "Obamacare."

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