Arizona Senate Sides With Governor, Michigan Rejects Medicaid Expansion
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) was able to garner enough support from fellow Republicans in the state Senate to pass a budget that includes the Medicaid expansion, despite the rift created among her party since she backed the president's optional provision in January to enroll more low-income Americans in exchange for additional federal funding, according to a report by the Arizona Republic. The bill now goes to the House for a final vote.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) had less cooperation from GOP senators. The Senate passed its budget with no language regarding the expansion Gov. Snyder supported, according to a report by the Detroit News. The House also rejected the governor's bill but proposed an alternative that would make more low-income residents with a four-year time limit for nondisabled adults. Gov. Snyder and others doubt HHS would issue the waiver necessary to implement such a policy.
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