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Legislative Roundup – Week 15

Montana Legislature Votes to Continue Medicaid Expansion, Hanna’s Act Revived, Gov. Bullock Signs Firefighter Protection Act Into Law


April 25, 2019

UM Legislative News Service

University of Montana School of Journalism

HELENA -- The Montana Legislature has passed the bill to continue Medicaid expansion, which provides healthcare to about 69,000 low-income Montanans.

House Bill 658 continues the program that originally passed in 2015, but it also adds work requirements that force eligible enrollees to record 80 hours of work per month. The Senate amended the bill, including adding a six-year expiration date, and then passed it 28-22 on Tuesday. The House adopted the Senate amendments Thursday 61-35.

House Minority Leader Rep. Casey...

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