Lt. Gov. Reeves hints at support of one-year repealer, and more expansion debate in 2014

On the opening day of the special session Thursday, the House voted to both reauthorize and to fund the health care program, something it could not do in the regular session. But both bills were held on parliamentary maneuvers meaning they cannot be taken up by the Senate before Friday.

With the votes on funding and reauthorization, House members were waiting to see if the governor expanded the special session so they could consider legislation dealing with the functioning of the agency, including taxes on health care providers to help fund Medicaid.

House Democrats were wanting that proposal to include a one-year repealer on the agency to ensure that debate on expansion is held during the 2014 session.