HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers are trying to decide whether it's worth spending up to $119 million to expand the state's Medicaid program to include as many as 57,000 more people now that a U.S. Supreme Court decision has given them the option.

The high court upheld most of President Barack Obama's health care law in June, but it also gave states the choice of saying no to a 2014 Medicaid expansion meant to cover to about 16 million additional people.

A decision by Montana legislators, who don't meet in full session until January, won't be easy because of the unanswered questions left by the high court's ruling, a panel of experts told an interim committee of lawmakers on Monday.

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