Alaskans have always cared about one another and have always been generous when others need help. Whether it is an earthquake, flood or crippling blizzard, Alaskans help each other out. That is the motive behind expanding Medicaid; helping our fellow Alaskans who need medical coverage.
The federal portion paid to Alaska for the expansion is from federal taxes we paid, returning our money to us. In addition, expanding Medicaid will create more than 4,000 additional jobs. But most importantly, expanding Medicaid is the right thing to do to help our fellow Alaskans.