Concerns expressed about cost of Medicaid study

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State insurance officials on Tuesday expressed concern about how much it would cost to prepare an application for part of the Senate's Medicaid expansion plan.

Lee Modesitt, the Insurance Department's lobbyist, told lawmakers the agency had some apprehension about how it would fund an actuarial analysis of a plan to reinsure companies offering insurance on the Medicaid exchanges.

"We do have some concerns about how to pay for that," Modesitt told the special joint committee on Medicaid expansion.

Democratic legislators on the panel pressed Modesitt for how much it would cost to prepare the study.

"I'm confused . . .

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