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House Finance begins digging in to governor’s Medicaid bill
San Francisco Chronicle

The House Finance Committee on Tuesday began digging in to Gov. Bill Walker’s proposal to expand and reform Medicaid in Alaska. Walker has made expansion a priority and his administration sees expansion as going hand-in-hand with efforts to reduce and contain costs within the current Medicaid program. But some lawmakers have raised concerns with the potential impacts of adding more people to a system widely seen as currently unsustainable.