MISSOULA, Mont. — One day following the beginning of Montana’s 2019 legislative session, Gov. Steve Bullock presented a report on the benefits of Medicaid expansion. The current funding plan is set to expire in June.
The governor was a strong proponent of I-185. The initiative would have funded Medicaid expansion by increasing the tobacco tax. Voters did not approve it, leaving the fate of Medicaid expansion in the hands of legislators.
Democrats and Republicans have differing opinions on how to deal with the upcoming end of funding.