Michigan House Republicans buckle on Obamacare Medicaid expansion

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By Tom Gantert | Michigan Capitol Confidential

A Medicaid expansion bill that is a critical component of Obamacare implementation was heavily revised by a Republican-led Michigan House committee on Tuesday, stripping away key reforms that some GOP legislators had previously insisted be included.

Republicans in the House Competitiveness Committee who voted to adopt the watered-down substitute were: Reps. Kevin Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant; Ray Franz, R-Onekama; Frank Foster, R-Petoskey; Ken Goike, R-Ray Township; Gail Haines, R-Lake Angelus; Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township; Tom Leonard, DeWitt Township; Dave Pagel, R-Berrien Springs; Mike Shirkey, R-Clark Lake; and Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia.

The bill could be reported to the full House as early as today, and possibly voted on tomorrow or next week.

Read more at Michigan Capitol Confidential.

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