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Montana Gov. Bullock and Lt. Gov. McLean sign petition for Medicaid expansion initiative

March 27, 2014View for printing

Bullock said the expansion would bring in $1.6 billion of federal money to the state in 2016. He said since the Legislature "callously rejected" Medicaid expansion last year, it's time for the people to "get this done for themselves."

Gov. Steve Bullock and Lt. Gov. Angela McLean on Wednesday signed the petition to qualify the voter initiative to expand Medicaid, saying it's time for the people to do what the 2013 Legislature would not.

"I stand before you today as committed as ever to ensuring 70,000 Montanans no longer live under the threat of financial collapse or catastrophic illness, simply because they do not have adequate health coverage," Bullock told a small crowd of supporters at a ceremony at the Capitol.

Bullock and McLean signed the petition to qualify Initiative 170 for the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

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