Where do America’s Most Uninsured States Stand on the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion?

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Democrat Steve Bullock speaks at a debate Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Butte, Mont. Bullock, the attorney general, and Rick Hill, a former congressman, are campaigning to replace Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer, who can't run again due to term limits.(AP Photo/Matt Volz)

Democrat Steve Bullock speaks at a debate in Butte, Mont. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)

Montana: Opting out
20.7% uninsured

The Supreme Court’s ruling on the ACA came down while Montana was in the midst of an election to replace term-limited Governor Brian Schweitzer, who supported the expansion. On Nov. 6, Democrat Steve Bullock, the state’s former attorney general, beat Republican Rick Hill, a former congressman, and on Jan. 4 Bullock submitted his revision of Schweitzer’s state budget, which included the proposed expansion of Medicaid. But a vote to bring the budget measure to the floor failed by a single vote — with one Democrat later admitting he had accidentally voted the wrong way. And with the legislative session over, the expansion is effectively dead.

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