Senate Adjourns Without Vote on Medicaid Expansion

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)The Michigan Senate has adjourned for its summer break without approving an expansion of Medicaid.

The proposal is in connection with the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” Democrats blasted majority Republicans for refusing to take up the bill, which has already been approved by the Republican-controlled Michigan House.

Governor Rick Snyder, who supports the legislation, had cut his trade trip to Israel short in an attempt to whip up votes for the proposal on Thursday, but his effort failed. He called the Senate’s action unacceptable saying senators need to take a vote, not a vacation.

Many conservative and tea party activists have opposed the legislation, and have put pressure on Senate Republicans to not vote for the measure.

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