State’s Decision On Medicaid Expansion Expected By December

A Parnell administration official says a decision will be forthcoming by mid-December on allowing an expansion of Medicaid eligibility in Alaska.

The cost of the expansion would be funded by the federal government, but a number of governors have been balking anyway, saying they are concerned about future years.

Parnell asked for an analysis that was supposed to be done some time ago.  Now Parnell aide Josh Applebee says his decision will come out before he sends his budget to the Legislature.