Grants to community health centers option to Medicaid expansion, governor says

Gov. Phil Bryant’s alternative proposal to increase health care coverage in the state is to provide additional grant money to federally qualified community health centers to provide services to low-income residents and the uninsured.

Bryant’s staff said the governor remains opposed to Medicaid expansion but considers grants a viable option because they wouldn’t place any long-term obligation on the state..

“It’s not locking us into anything,” said Bryant spokesman Mick Bullock.

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