On July 30, Sen. John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, published a community perspective discussing the weaknesses of Gov. Bill Walker’s unilateral Medicaid expansion. On Aug. 4, Mark Regan, the legal director of the Disability Law Center of Alaska, defended the Walker administration.
Contrary to Mr. Regan’s assertion, the U.S. Supreme Court in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 132 S.Ct. 2566 (2012) made the Medicaid expansion group of able-bodied childless adults an additional, optional group.