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Governor Snyder flies back to U.S. to try and save Medicare Expansion bill.

On the outside, looking into the Michigan State Senate.
On the outside, looking into the Michigan State Senate.

LANSING (WKZO) -- Governor Rick Snyder has cut his trade mission to Israel short in a last ditch effort to save the Medicaid expansion bill.

Its crunch time with state lawmakers scheduled to begin their summer break after Thursday's sessions. 

After the House passed their version of the bill last week, the Senate went to work on their own version, but try as he might, Senate Leader Randy Richardville hasn’t been able to drum up enough republican votes to get it passed, even with democratic support for the measure.

He reportedly asked the Governor to return to help pass the bill.  If they can;t pass it this week, they may have to forego federal aid that they are counting on to fund the program long term. 

Opposition from conservative and Tea Party groups have made finding the votes difficult.