BUTTE, Mont. -

Gov. Steve Bullock made a trip to Butte on Thursday to visit with the staff of the Community Health Center.

Bullock talked about the details of the new Access Health Montana Bill. He says the bill would provide health coverage to tens of thousands of Montanans, using federal funding.

The bill would expand the state's Medicare program to include more people living near the poverty line.

The governor also added the bill would create 5,000 new jobs by next year.

“We just introduced our proposal as of yesterday and dropped it in, so now that the legislators are kind of at halftime and they've only done about 10 percent of their work we expect when they come back next week to finally start working on this -- expanding Medicaid and some other things," said Bullock.