Judge allows Alaska governor to move ahead with Medicaid expansion

August 30, 2015

Alaska's governor won a legal victory that will allow the state to begin to sign up more low-income residents for Medicaid, despite objections from state lawmakers, The Washington Post reports. The dispute in Alaska has emerged as the latest political and legal skirmish over the ACA, lingering even after the Supreme Court two months ago upheld the constitutionality of a core aspect of the law that requires most Americans to have health insurance. This most recent dispute involves the decision to potentially expand its Medicaid program.