Mich. Senate Backs ACA Medicaid Expansion

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT) -- Michigan’s Senate on Tuesday voted to expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act despite opposition from a majority of Senate Republicans, putting the bill on a likely path to passage amid support from the state House and Gov. Rick Snyder.

The bill, H.B. 4714, passed the Senate 20-18 following a second vote, several hours after falling one vote short, 19-18, in a first vote that included an abstention from Republican Sen. Patrick Colbeck — a strong opponent of the measure. The abstention prevented...
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