Michigan Senate approves bill expanding Medicaid under Obamacare

Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:21pm EDT

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(Reuters) - The Michigan state Senate on Tuesday voted 20-18 to approve a bill to expand Medicaid, the health program for the poor, under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder broke with other Republican governors this year to support Medicaid expansion through Obamacare.

The Senate approved a version of a bill passed by the state House in June with some differences on Tuesday and the bill must return to the House for a final vote before it can be advanced to Snyder for his signature.

(Reporting by David Bailey; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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JeffWest wrote:
Excellent news. Both Rick Perry and Jan Brewer have applied for ACA funding for their states, and there’s no question that other GOP governors see the writing on the wall and will join them shortly. It’s just too good a deal for the states to pass up. Can the endless “repeals” and insane threats to crash the US economy stop now?

Aug 28, 2013 6:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
@JeffWest, it would be nice wouldn’t it, but I doubt it will.

Aug 28, 2013 6:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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