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The Latest: GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times EDT):

3:50 p.m.

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is suggesting Iowans would not be losing Medicaid coverage even as the Senate GOP health care bill would phase out financing to expand the low-income insurance program.

The Republican senator told reporters Friday, "I wouldn't say they are losing it." She was asked about the bill's impact on lower-income Iowans now covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

The GOP-controlled Senate bill introduced Thursday would phase out federal money to states which opted to expand th...

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