Alaska Legislature Sues Gov. Walker Over Medicaid Expansion

Alaska Governor Bill Walker (I) announced in July that he would expand Medicaid in his state despite the legislature's decision to block his efforts, and now the Republican-controlled body is suing him.

Alaska Governor Bill Walker (I) announced in July that he would expand Medicaid in his state despite the legislature's decision to block his efforts, and now the Republican-controlled body is suing Walker. Alaska is the 30th states to expand the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act.

The legislature is calling the move an unconstitutional violation of separation of powers, The Hill reported.

Alaska is the third state in which the governor has moved to expand Medicaid without support from the legislature, the other 2 were Kentucky, where Governor Steve Beshear, a Democrat, will be leaving office next year due to term limits, and Ohio, whose governor, Republican John Kasich, is now running for president.

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