GOP Schism Jeopardizes Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion
Michigan’s effort to expand Medicaid for low-income residents suffered a major setback on Thursday that it may not recover from after Senate Republicans adjourned for the summer without voting on the provision.
The move was a snub to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who has championed the expansion, which states are entitled to under the Affordable Care Act at little cost to them. It’s expected to provide health care coverage to some additional 470,000 state residents.