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Walker: Medicaid expansion, a must-have


JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker says he considers Medicaid expansion and an Interior energy bill to be must-haves for the remainder of the legislative session.

Walker tells The Associated Press that Medicaid expansion should be able to pass this session. Walker last week introduced a bill calling for expansion and reforms to the Medicaid program. Walker initially put expansion-related issues in the budget, but the House rejected that approach, and lawmakers called on him to introduce a bill.

For states accepting expansion, the federal government will pay 100 percent of costs for newly elig...

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