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Rep. Mary Caferro, D-Helena. File photo.
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Montana Democrats formally introduced their bill Thursday to continue Medicaid expansion in the state. However, it's unclear if it will win any support from the Republican majority.

In offering the so-called Keep Montana Healthy Act, Democrats say they will resist any significant changes to Medicaid expansion, which currently extends health coverage to around 95,000 low-income adults in the state.

Medicaid expansion in Montana is expected to cost the state more than $58 million annually in a couple of years. But, a new economic analysis says the healthcare program in on track to pay for itself by then through savings in other parts of the state budget and increased economic activity.