Gov. Sean Parnell announced Friday that Alaska will not participate in Medicaid expansion. Instead, he plans to create an advisory group to reform Medicaid in Alaska.
“I believe a costly Medicaid expansion, especially on top of the broken Obamacare system, is a hot mess,” Parnell said. “The president knows that.”
The expansion would have allowed anyone with an income of up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level to qualify for Medicaid. A single person in Alaska making $18,580 or less would’ve qualified, or $38,330 for a family of four.