State Senate Rejects Medicaid Expansion in Close Vote

Posted at 6:31 PM, Aug 27, 2013

Michigan_state_capitolLANSING, Mich. — The Michigan state senate rejected plans to expand Medicaid coverage to about a half million more citizens Tuesday.

By a slim 19-18 vote, the Republican-led senate voted down the measure, just one yes vote short of passage.  Medicaid is the health insurance program for low income people, and its expansion in Michigan is supported by Gov. Rick Snyder.  He has had trouble getting the Senate to see eye-to-eye with him, though the House passed the legislation in June.