By: CBS 4 Newsroom
Medicaid is one step closer to being expanded in Iowa.
A senate subcommittee has voted in favor of a bill to extend medicaid to an additional 150 thousand Iowans.
The federal government would pick up all costs for 3 years.
Then, 10 percent of expenses would gradually shift to the state.
Governor Branstad opposes the bill.
He says even if it passes in the senate, it has little chance in the republican controlled Iowa house.