BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The House and Senate health care committees each rejected legislation Wednesday to expand Louisiana's  Medicaid program as allowed under the federal health care law. Here's how members of each committee voted:

HOUSE HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE:

Voting for the expansion (7): Reps. Andy Anders, D-Vidalia; Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge; Kenny Cox, D-Natchitoches; Dorothy Sue Hill, D-Dry Creek; Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe; Bernard LeBas, D-Ville Platte; and Patrick Williams, D-Shreveport.

Voting against the expansion (9): Reps. Richard Burford, R-Stonewall; Lance Harris, R-Alexandria; Kenny Havard, R-Jackson; Bob Hensgens, R-Abbeville; Jay Morris, R-Monroe; Rogers Pope, R-Denham Springs; Julie Stokes, R-Kenner; Lenar Whitney, R-Houma; and Tom Willmott, R-Kenner.

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SENATE HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE:

Voting for the expansion (3): Sens. Fred Mills, R-Breaux Bridge; Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb, D-Baton Rouge; and Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa.

Voting against the expansion (5): Sens. Bret Allain, R-Franklin; Sherri Smith Buffington, R-Keithville; Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge; Dale Erdey, R-Livingston; Elbert Guillory, R-Opelousas.

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Online:

Louisiana Legislature: www.legis.la.gov

 

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