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House passes GAMC compromise

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ST. PAUL -- A bill headed to the governor reinstates medical coverage for 70,000 Minnesotans making less than $8,000 per year.

The House voted 121-12 and the Senate 50-12 Wednesday to restore the program, but lawmakers scaled back General Assistance Medical Care, which had been slated to disappear April 1.

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Most voting against the bill were rural lawmakers who said their local hospitals would lose money under it.

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