The Republican leader of the Michigan Senate says he's tentatively planning to hold a vote in late August on Medicaid expansion legislation.
Majority Leader Randy Richardville on Wednesday said a group of senators studying the issue could propose an alternative to a House bill next week. If Richardville's committee approves the measure in late July, that would give the full Senate about a month to review it before voting.
In June, the Republican-led House voted to expand government health insurance to hundreds of thousands of low-income adults under the federal health care law. But the Senate didn't vote on the bill, angering Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and leading him to pressure senators to vote.
Richardville and others are declining to talk publicly about changes being considered to the House bill.
Posted Wednesday, July 17th 2013 @ 10am by The Associated Press