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Gov. Greg Gianforte Won’t Commit to Protecting Medicaid Expansion

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Gov. Greg Gianforte Won’t Commit to Protecting Medicaid Expansion

Montana’s Medicaid expansion is set to expire in 2025 and Gov. Greg Gianforte is refusing to say whether he would do anything to ensure Montanans don’t lose their health care coverage if elected to a second term as governor.

In Montana, Medicaid expansion has increased access to affordable health care for more than 100,000 Montanans, brought more health care jobs and economic investment to local communities, and delivered much-needed resources to the state’s rural hospitals that would face greater risk of shutting down or scaling back lifesaving services without Medicaid expansion.

When asked where Gov. Gianforte stood on protecting Medicaid expansion and whether he would support legislation extending it past the 2025 deadline, the governor’s office “did not immediately respond to questions about the governor’s stance on the program.”

Losing Medicaid expansion would be just the latest way that Montanans have been forced to pay for Gianforte’s dangerous agenda, after property taxpayers and working families saw the “highest tax increase in history” on his watch while he also signed tax cuts for the ultra-wealthy.

“Gov. Greg Gianforte’s refusal to commit to protecting Medicaid expansion is disastrous news for the over one hundred thousand Montanans whose health care could be ripped away next summer,” said DGA National Press Secretary Devon Cruz. “Gianforte continues to prove that Montanans simply cannot afford his dangerous and out-of-touch agenda.”