Republican lawmakers: Medicaid expansion unlikely


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Republican lawmakers say Medicaid expansion is unlikely to become a reality unless lawmakers come up with a funding source. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh says the state cannot afford the cost of expansion.

Democrats say it remains a priority for them and that legalized sports betting and the lottery are possible revenue sources.

Gov.Kay Ivey has agreed to have discussions with Democrats about expansion but has made no further commitment.

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