(AP) - Democrats in the Michigan Senate are calling for an end to the legislative session so low-income residents don't have to wait longer to be covered by Medicaid under the federal health care law.
Republicans who control the chamber will ignore the request.
Senate Republicans recently helped pass a Medicaid expansion plan. But they refused to give it immediate effect, forcing people to wait until April for coverage instead of January.
A way to ensure coverage starts sooner is adjourning the legislative session now instead of December. Democrats say the governor could convene a special session to conduct business this fall.
But a spokeswoman for the Senate majority leader says he has legislative priorities to tackle before year's end. She says Medicaid expansion is on track to be implemented.
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