Medicaid Expansion Not Happening in Montana

Obamacare's tenuous toehold in Montana appears to be growing no firmer. Despite a hearing crowded with supporters of the Democratic governor's Medicaid expansion bill, Republican legislators have dealt the measure a likely death blow.

Obamacare’s tenuous toehold in Montana appears to be growing no firmer. Despite a hearing crowded with supporters of the Democratic governor’s Medicaid expansion bill, Republican legislators have dealt the measure a likely death blow.

Republicans control both houses of the Montana legislature, which meets only every other year, and the health law has been controversial. The legislature refused to set up a state-run insurance marketplace before enrollment began and in 2013 it turned down a proposal to expand Medicaid. But statehouse Democrats were hopeful they could ally with enough moderate Republicans to gain a majority of votes in favor of their bill this year.

Read more at Kaiser Health News: http://bit.ly/1BwS0sF