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Keep Montana Healthy Act

Rep. Mary Caferro, D-Helena. File photo.
Montana Legislature

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.

Democratic House Minority Leader Casey Schreiner announced the party’s bill to continue Medicaid expansion in Montana, Jan. 10, 2019.
Corin Cates-Carney / Montana Public Radio

Democrats announced their plan for the future of Montana’s Medicaid expansion program Thursday. It’s one of two different visions competing for support in the Capitol.

The Keep Montana Healthy Act is Democrat’s offer to extend Medicaid expansion past its expiration date in June.