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Medicaid Expansion/Iowa Health & Wellness Plan (Final Vote)

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This is the final compromise on Medicaid expansion, which expands Medicaid to those earning up to 100% of the federal poverty level, and pays premiums for private insurance for those earning 101-138% of the federal poverty level.

HOUSE (80-17)
Yes (80): Abdul-Samad, Bacon, Baltimore, Baudler, Bearinger, Berry, Byrnes, Cohoon, Costello, Dawson, Deyoe, Dolecheck, Drake, Dunkel, Forbes, Forristall, Fry, Gaines, Gaskill, Grassley, Hagenow, Hanson, Hanusa, Heaton, Heddens, Hein, Hess, Highfill, Huseman, Isenhart, Jacoby, Jorgensen, Kajtazovic, Kaufmann, Kearns, Kelley, Klein, Koester, Kressig, Landon, Lensing, Lofgren, Lundby, Lykam, Mascher, Maxwell, McCarthy, Miller, H., Miller, L., Moore, Murphy, Oldson, Olson, S., Olson, T., Ourth, Paulsen, Pettengill, Prichard, Rayhons, Riding, Rogers, Ruff, Running-Marquardt, Sands, Smith, J., Smith, M., Soderberg, Staed, Stanerson, Steckman, Stutsman, Taylor, R., Taylor, T., Thomas, Upmeyer, Vander Linden, Windschitl, Wolfe, Wood, Worthan 

No (17): Alons, Anderson, Brandenburg, Fisher, Garrett, Gassman, Heartsill, Hunter, Muhlbauer, Salmon, Schultz, Shaw, Sheets, Thede, Watts, Wessel-Kroeschell, Winckler

Absent/Not Voting (3): Cownie, Hall, R. Olson

SENATE (26-24)

Yes (26): Beall, Black, Bolkcom, Bowman, Brase, Danielson, Dearden, Dotzler, Dvorsky, Courtney, Gronstal, Hart, Hatch, Hogg, Horn, Jochum, Mathis, McCoy, Petersen, Quirmbach, Ragan, Schoenjahn, Seng, Sodders, Taylor, Wilhelm

No (24): Anderson, Behn, Bertrand, Boettger, Breitbach, Chapman, Chelgren, Dix, Ernst, Feenstra, Greiner, Guth, Houser, Johnson, Kapucian, Rozenboom, Schneider, Segebart, Sinclair, Smith, Sorenson, Whitver, Zaun, Zumbach