Why did you accept Medicaid Expansion?

I accepted Medicaid Expansion because we knew it had more than enough votes to pass the legislature, but was being stifled by partisan caucus leadership who refused to allow their members to vote on it. Medicaid Expansion has established health insurance for more than 44,000 Alaskans previously uncovered. It has brought over $1 billion worth of federal investment into our state, providing a massive boost to our economy at a critical time. And it has lowered the state’s healthcare costs by reducing the burden on emergency care services. Medicaid Expansion was the right thing to do, and the only thing standing in its way was a political party agenda. Learn more at https://www.walkermallottforalaska.com/healthcare

Walker for Alaska 2018