Montana Medicaid expansion bill moves to Senate floor
April 9, 2019
By AMY BETH HANSON
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...