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Medicaid funding boost extension moves ahead
Modern Healthcare

After several false starts, a package of state aid that includes a six-month extension of increased federal Medicaid funding has passed a key test vote in the Senate, 61-38.

Republican Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, both of Maine, voted with all 59 Democrats to advance the measure to the debate stage. Sixty votes were needed to move ahead with the measure.