Alaska lawmakers will consider -- or reconsider -- Medicaid lawsuit Monday
A House-Senate committee is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss how and whether to move forward with the Alaska Legislature’s lawsuit to stop Gov. Bill Walker from unilaterally expanding the Medicaid health care program.
The administration of Walker, a Republican-turned-independent, expanded Medicaid enrollment under President Barack Obama’s health care law on Sept. 1. That was after two separate courts denied the Legislature’s requests for a temporary ban on expansion while lawmakers' underlying legal challenge was resolved.
Monday’s meeting, at 10 a.m. in the Legislature’s Anchorage... read more