Alaska Lawmakers Vote To Sue Governor Over State’s Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA
A panel of Alaska lawmakers on Tuesday approved plans to sue Gov. Bill Walker (I) over his decision to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Walker last month announced he will use his executive power to expand Medicaid, after several attempts to expand the program through the state Legislature failed. A panel of 11 members of the state House and Senate voted 10-1 to spend $450,000 on the suit.
- "Alaska Legislature OKs Spending $450K To Sue Gov. Walker Over Medicaid Expansion" (Herz, Alaska Dispatch News, 8/18).
- "Legislature Votes To Sue Walker, Block Medicaid Expansion" (Brooks, Juneau Empire, 8/19).