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Medicaid expansion and funding face threats in several states
Modern Healthcare

Medicaid expansion and funding face serious political challenges in several Western and Great Plains states, following expansion ballot initiatives and legislative and gubernatorial elections in those states.In two states, Republican elected officials have pushed to limit and delay expansions to low-income adults that were approved by voters in November. A third state where voters passed an expansion ballot initiative is moving to implement it. Meanwhile, existing Medicaid expansions in two other states are under threat from GOP leaders.In Alaska, the new Republican governor not only is questioning the state’s Medicaid expansion but is proposing draconian cuts in Medicaid spending.