Bentley says he’s exploring Medicaid expansion

December 18, 2014 9:38 PM

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Gov. Robert Bentley says he is exploring the idea of a state-created program that uses Medicaid expansion dollars to bring health care coverage to previously uninsured people living at or slightly above the poverty line.

He emphasized Thursday his administration is only in the early stages of looking at a state-designed program. Bentley said he is also uncertain if the federal government would approve the work requirements he wants for recipients.

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