Health committee rebuffs Medicaid expansion
By REBECCA CHAISSON
Daily News Editor
An attempt to cover more uninsured people in the state’s Medicaid program, as allowed under the federal Affordable Care Act, was rejected Wednesday by a House committee.
After five hours of debate, the House Health and Welfare Committee voted along party lines, 11-8, to defeat the measure and support the stance of Gov. Bobby Jindal. Republicans opposed the Medicaid expansion and Democrats supported it.
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