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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Whether Michigan expands government health insurance to more adults is hanging in the balance in the Republican-dominated state Senate.
Gov. Rick Snyder has cut short his trade trip to Israel to be back in Lansing Thursday lobbying for Medicaid expansion. His administration wants an up-or-down vote to be held before senators adjourn for the summer at day's end.
Snyder's problem is his fellow Republicans make up two-thirds of the Senate, and the GOP is more resistant to expanding the Medicaid program under the federal health care law.
One ray of hope is the Republican-led House has approved Medicaid expansion. Hospitals, insurers, small businesses and the poor are pushing the Senate to act, while conservative groups are pressuring senators to stand firm.