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Forum News Service, Published February 27 2013

ND House votes to expand Medicaid

BISMARCK – More than 20,000 more North Dakotans may have health insurance after members of the House voted to expand Medicaid coverage to align with the federal requirement under the Affordable Care Act.

The House approved and sent the expansion to the Senate in House Bill 1362 by a 57-36 vote.

The bill came to the floor with a do-pass recommendation by the House Human Services Committee, which added an amendment to implement the program Jan. 1, 2014, and sunset, or end, Aug. 1, 2017.

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