Montana Senate votes to endorse Medicaid expansion

Billings Gazette: As a gallery packed full of onlookers watched, the Montana Senate by a 1-vote margin endorsed a bill to continue Medicaid expansion in the state with the addition of work requirements and an expiration date of 2025.

Six Republicans joined with all 20 Democrats to pass the bill 26-24 on second reading. It would not have advanced on a tie. It needs to clear a final vote Tuesday, on a transmittal deadline, to move back to the House. There representatives will consider amendments added by the Senate.

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