Michigan Senate doesn't vote on Medicaid expansion
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:50:27 GMT —
The Republican-led Michigan Senate has adjourned for the day without voting to expand Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of low-income adults under the federal health care law.
The inaction leaves Medicaid expansion in doubt despite the GOP-led House voting for it last week. Senators have two more days to vote on a top priority for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder before breaking for summer.
The legislation would provide Medicaid to 320,000 more adults in 2014 and about a half-million by 2022.
It's believed the bill could pass if a vote is called, but traditionally Senate leaders won't hold a vote without at least half the GOP caucus in support.
Almost every Democrat and nearly half of House Republicans passed the legislation five days ago.