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Shaylee Ragar and Tim Pierce 

Legislative Roundup – Week 12

House Advances Medicaid Expansion With Work Requirements, Bill Would Incentivize Film Industry and ‘Real Meat Act’ Passes


UM Legislative News Service, University of Montana School of Journalism

HELENA -- The Montana House of Representatives voted 61-37 Saturday to pass a controversial bill to extend Medicaid expansion.

The expanded program has enrolled nearly 96,000 Montanans to receive subsidized health insurance. The federal-state partnership was first passed into law in 2015 and includes a 90 percent funding match from the federal government through the Affordable Care Act.

Rep. Ed Buttrey, R-Great Falls, is carrying House Bill 658. It includes new requirements for some recipients to work or complete so...

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