Medicaid expansion renewal heads to the governor's desk


April 19, 2019

By Leia Larsen

Montana Free Press

HELENA — After a turbulent ride through the Montana Legislature, a bill extending Montana’s Medicaid expansion program cleared its final legislative hurdle Thursday.

House Bill 658, carried by Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, revises the state’s Medicaid program considerably. While the bill’s short title describes the legislation as generally revising health care laws and “permanently” expanding Medicaid, amendments added by the Senate add a sunset date of June 30, 2025. That means lawmakers will again need to evaluate the program in a future...

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