House Democrats want to see Medicaid expansion

April 15, 2015 12:42 AM

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House Democrats said Tuesday that Medicaid expansion will be a key piece to winning their support to authorize any draw from Alaska's savings to cover costs for state government.

Medicaid expansion is a priority for Gov. Bill Walker, who at the prodding of legislators last month, introduced an expansion bill that includes provisions geared toward helping reduce and contain costs within Medicaid. Walker considers expansion a must-have.

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