UPDATED: GOP lawmakers rework Medicaid expansion bill

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(Updated to include more reporting during the day with edits throughout).

A compromise proposal to expand Medicaid hit a roadblock Thursday when Republican lawmakers added a series of amendments that critics said were designed to kill the bill.

The Senate health committee turned back efforts to move the expansion bill out to the full chamber after rewriting the legislation to include work or education requirements.

Republican lawmakers also agreed to allow Medicaid providers to opt out of medical services they object to on religious grounds, such as providing birth control or abortion.

Another amendment would block Medicaid expansion until Kansas . . .

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