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Montana Medicaid expansion bill moves to Senate floor

 


By AMY BETH HANSON

Associated Press

HELENA — A bill to continue Montana’s Medicaid expansion program is moving to the Senate floor after a hearing Monday by the Senate Finance and Claims Committee.

Committee members voted 10-9 to move the bill after discussing its cost and eliminating a proposed funding source.

The sponsor, Republican Rep. Ed Buttrey, asked to remove a tax on workers compensation insurance premiums on policies sold by the Montana State Fund. He instead proposed increasing a tax on hospital outpatient revenue that is being used to leverage more federal funding for the...



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