Michigan House Approves Expanding Medicaid Under Obamacare

The Republican-led Michigan House gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill that would expand the Medicaid health program for the poor under Democratic President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.

The Republican-led Michigan House gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill that would expand the Medicaid health program for the poor under Democratic President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.

Representatives voted 75-32 to concur with modifications of a bill that they had approved in June and agreed to send it to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican who has backed the expansion of the Medicaid program.

State senators approved the bill last week on the narrowest of possible margins, a 20-18 vote. If signed by Snyder, the bill would take effect 90 days after the current session ends in December. A Senate vote on whether to give it immediate effect fell two votes shy of the needed two-thirds majority.

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Source: Reuters