Medicaid's Western Push Hits Montana

The Affordable Care Act is on the move in Western states, with the governors of Utah, Wyoming, and Montana all working to hammer out deals with the Obama administration to expand Medicaid in ways tailored to each state.

The Affordable Care Act is on the move in Western states, with the governors of Utah, Wyoming, and Montana all working to hammer out deals with the Obama administration to expand Medicaid in ways tailored to each state.

But getting the federal stamp of approval is just the first hurdle—the governors also have to sell it to their legislatures who have their own ideas of how expansion should go.

The latest case-in-point is Montana, where the governor and the legislature have competing proposals about how much federal Medicaid expansion cash the state should try to pull down.

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Source: Montana Public Radio