DENVER (AP) - A bill to expand Medicaid coverage in Colorado is closer to final approval.
The state House voted Thursday to increase the income cap for needy adults to qualify for the health assistance. The change could add some 160,000 Colorado adults to public health care assistance.
The federal government covers the entire cost of the expansion for the first three years, and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper has already directed state health authorities to prepare for expansion.
The measure has already passed the Senate.
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