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House endorses bill to continue Medicaid expansion


March 29, 2019

By AMY BETH HANSON Associated Press

HELENA (AP) - The Montana House has endorsed a bill to continue the state's Medicaid expansion program while adding a work requirement.

Nineteen Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the measure 61-39 Friday. The bill was to be heard by the House Appropriations Committee Friday and needs a final vote in the House before moving to the Senate.

Republican Rep. Ed Buttrey said the program has been a success in improving the health and workforce participation of its recipients. He said his bill improves it by adding work requirements, strengthening an ass...

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