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Legislative Roundup

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

 

April 24, 2019

Roger Dey

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,...



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