As lawmakers on the third floor of the Montana Capitol heard hours of testimony Saturday on two Medicaid expansion bills, ralliers convened at noon in the rotunda to support lifting the sunset on the health care program.
The “Don’t Mess with Medicaid" rally featured several speakers before a crowd of more than 400 cheering for the Democratic bill that would continue Medicaid expansion without the work requirements some Republicans want to add. The legislation they came to support was House Bill 425, brought by Rep. Mary Caferro, D-Helena, that makes the Medicaid expansion signed into law in 2015 permanent. . . .