Legislative Roundup for April 3, 2019
House Advances Medicaid Expansion With Work Requirements, Bill Would Incentivize Film Industry and ‘Real Meat Act’ Passes
April 3, 2019
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 some form of “community engagement” to continue to receive benefits. It...