Following Supreme Court Ruling, Alaska State Senator Urges Governor To Expand Medicaid
The senator presses Gov. Bill Walker to expand the program for low-income residents without approval from the legislature. Also, Politico Pro surveys the responses in some other states that have been on the fence about Medicaid expansion.
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Senator Calls On Governor To Expand Medicaid
A prominent Democrat in the state Senate is calling on Governor Bill Walker to expand Medicaid in Alaska without approval from the legislature. Anchorage Senator Bill Wielechowski says now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld insurance subsidies in Alaska there is no reason for the governor not to expand Medicaid. (Feidt, 6/26)
State Week: After SCOTUS, Holdouts Confront Medicaid Expansion
Now that the Supreme Court has preserved Obamacare health insurance subsidies nationwide, states find they’re again confronting some tough choices on how to implement the law. (Pradhan and Ehley, 6/29)