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Alaska Governor Sidesteps GOP Legislature To Expand Medicaid

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Alaska will become the 30th state to accept Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion, after Gov. Bill Walker (I) announced on Thursday that he will use his executive power to bypass the GOP-controlled legislature and implement the policy on his own.
Walker — a former Republican who has since become an Independent — has been advocating for Medicaid expansion for over a year. Implementing this particular Obamacare provision, which was ruled optional by the Supreme Court in 2012, would extend health coverage to an estimated 40,000 low-income residents in his state.

Polling has found that the majority of Alaska residents agree with Walker’s position.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/07/16/3681554/alaska-medicaid-expansion/

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