Senate panel to meet again on Medicaid expansion

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LANSING, Mich. A legislative committee plans to reconvene in two weeks to discuss Medicaid expansion after the Republican-led Michigan Senate adjourned without voting on a plan being pushed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The Senate wasn't expected to vote on legislation Wednesday, but that didn't stop Democrats from showing up to demand a vote.

The gallery was packed with supporters of expanding Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults, and senators had to stand at the back of the chamber because carpet and desks are gone during a summer renovation. Democrats told stories of people needing health insurance.

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says his committee will meet every two weeks to get updates from a Senate workgroup asked to propose an alternative to Medicaid expansion legislation that passed the Republican-led House last month.


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