Lansing, Mich. (WZZM)The State Senate tonight passed a Medicaid expansion bill 20-18 vote.
Gov. Rick Snyder issued the following statement commending the state Senate for its action on House Bill 4714, the Healthy Michigan plan:
"The Senate should be commended for approving the Healthy Michigan plan, which will make a difference in the lives of nearly half-a-million Michiganders along with saving tax dollars and boosting our economy,"
However many Republicans opposed the expansion including Republican State Senator Dave Hildenbrand from Lowell. "I voted no because we had better alternatives." When asked about the split in the republican party on this issue, Hildenbrand told WZZM 13, "We have a difference of opinions. We agree to disagree."
The State House will take up the issue next week.