Bid to tack Medicaid expansion onto cable bill falls short


As the 2020 legislative session nears an end, lawmakers made one last push to expand Medicaid by tacking it on to a bill focused on cable television regulation.

Democratic Sen. Dinah Sykes offered up an amendment to the bill that would have expanded Medicaid, but was later ruled not relevant to the legislation.

"When the hands of the majority of this body have been tied and we have not been able to debate this, we have to go to extreme measures," Sykes said.


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