Alabama Gov. Signals Interest In Medicaid Expansion
Gov. Robert Bentley hints he would consider expanding Medicaid in the form of a federal block grant that includes employment requirements.
Gov. Robert Bentley Cracks Open The Door To Expand Medicaid And Enhance State Revenues For Budget
Gov. Robert Bentley cracked the door open on the expansion of Medicaid, allowing new lawmakers to speculate the governor was mulling asking the federal government for a block grant to expand the federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled. (Stinson, 12/11)
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Robert Bentley Suggests He Could Accept Medicaid Expansion
Gov. Robert Bentley suggested Thursday that he could support an expansion of the state's Medicaid program in the form of a block grant with employment requirements. In remarks before lawmakers wrapping up three days of legislative orientation, Bentley — who for years has expressed staunch opposition to expansion — said he would not expand the system until proposed reforms of the state system go into effect. However, he added he would be open to discussing a block grant program, similar to an expansion that took place in Arkansas this year. (Lyman, 12/11)