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Walker to announce plans for Medicaid expansion


JUNEAU (AP) — A spokeswoman for Gov. Bill Walker says Walker is expected to announce this week how he will move forward on Medicaid expansion in Alaska.

Spokeswoman Katie Marquette says Walker has been weighing his options, including whether to move forward on expansion through legislation or unilaterally.

Walker campaigned on expanding Medicaid coverage. For states that opt in, the federal government is to pay 100 percent of health care costs for newly eligible recipients through 2016, stepping down to 90 percent by 2020.

In May, during the first special session, an administration bill t...

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