Legislators battle over Medicaid expansion issue

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The debate over expanding Medicaid in the state of Louisiana rages on at the Capitol.

Lawmakers are debating several bills that would require the state to comply with Medicaid and the federal Affordable Care Act.

Debate has been ongoing in the House Health and Welfare Committee since just after 9 a.m. and public testimony began around 11 a.m.

Nick Foley will have more on those bills in the 5 p.m. newscast.

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