Senate Vote on Medicaid Extension Passes, 61-38

The Senate cloture vote on extending the enhanced Medicaid match passed 61-38 today, August 4, with Maine Senators Collins and Snowe voting with the Democrats.

Another Senate vote is still necessary as well as a vote by the House, but a clear signal has been sent to state capitols awaiting the funds to balance state budgets and prevent further cuts in health and other state programs.