Governor Steve Bullock today released the following statement during the hearing in the House Human Services Committee on House Bill 425, sponsored by Representative Mary Caferro, to make permanent Medicaid expansion:
“Today I am inspired.
I’m inspired by the Montanans who have come from miles away to share their stories with the Montana Legislature of how Medicaid works for them – whether it allows them to stay healthy and keep a job or enter the workforce, get treatment for cancer or other bankruptcy-causing and life threatening illnesses, or simply provides the same access to quality healthcare that every Montanan deserves. I’m inspired by the nurses, physicians, case managers, veterans, Tribal Nations, faith leaders, and teachers who know first-hand for those they serve that our healthcare system is better because of Medicaid.
I stand in support with the courageous Montanans who share their story today and with Representative Caferro’s bipartisan approach to continue Medicaid expansion.”