Lawmakers Head Home without Health Care Bill

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ State lawmakers weren't able to pass a health care bill before taking a three-week break from their annual session.

House and Senate negotiators failed Friday night to agree on a bill expanding some state programs and rewriting health insurance laws
in hopes of helping uninsured Kansans find coverage. They worked out the details, but then the Democrat from each chamber refused to sign the agreement.

Senator David Haley of Kansas City and House member Geraldine Flaharty of Wichita said they want something more ambitious. Republicans said the package would do some good.

Now, lawmakers will consider it after they return from their
break on April 30th.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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