He finally cracked:

Gov. Tom Corbett intends to announce he will accept federal funds to expand medical coverage to an estimated 682,000 more Pennsylvanians in a Medicaid-like program, according to sources close to the governor.

The Republican was among a small group of governors resisting calls to expand the federal-state health entitlement for the poor under the Affordable Care Act.

A coalition of hospital executives, Democratic lawmakers, labor unions and the AARP has been pushing for expanded care in Pennsylvania.

House Republicans have argued that an expansion would be an unsustainable cost to Pennsylvania taxpayers.