Governor Considering Medicaid Expansion


Alabama Governor Robert Bentley says his administration is mulling an expansion of the state's Medicaid program. Governor Bentley said today after a speech at a legal conference that his administration is considering expansion, but has not made a final decision. Governor Bentley, who is a doctor, said he was concerned about the health care access for the state's working poor and rural health care infrastructure. However, Bentley said a stumbling block is figuring out a way to fund the state's share of costs. Thirty states have expanded Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law. The governor has previously said he might support a state-designed program with work and premium requirements on recipients.

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