The Republican leader of the Michigan Senate is planning to give an update on the status of Medicaid expansion legislation being pushed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
Majority Leader Randy Richardville says a committee will meet Wednesday morning to report on the work of an eight-senator workgroup studying the issue. No voting is planned, and testimony is expected at a later date.
In June, the Republican-led House voted to expand government health insurance to hundreds of thousands of low-income adults. But the Senate didn't vote on the bill, angering Snyder and leading the Republican governor to urge citizens to pressure GOP senators to vote.
Senate Republicans want more time to consider the legislation, though Snyder says time is running short to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law by January.