- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A committee appointed to oversee the implementation of Medicaid expansion in Montana has started its work by hearing from state officials who say they’re moving so fast they don’t expect the rollout to be perfect.

The nine-member Medicaid expansion oversight committee made up of mostly lawmakers and health care officials met Monday. The group will evaluate and make recommendations to state agencies handling different aspects of the program.

Department of Health and Human Resources Division Administrator Duane Preshinger says although the federal government will have the final say, the state is doing its part to start enrollment by Nov. 1.

That work involves filing a waiver with the federal government once the public comment period ends, hiring a health insurance company to run the program and setting up a job-assessment component of the program.


This version is updated to correct that enrollment begins Nov. 1.

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