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If an early version of a Republican remake of Montana’s Medicaid expansion becomes law, up to 43,000 low-income people could lose health coverage, according to a new report.

The Center for Health Policy Research out of George Washington University released the report Wednesday. The findings state proposed work requirements and increased premiums would whittle how many people can use the health program that covers roughly 95,000 Montanans.

Lead author Leighton Ku said the report estimates between 31,000 and 43,000 Montanans would lose coverage.

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