LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers continued votes Wednesday to potentially eliminate retiree health care coverage for future and some current members of the state Legislature.

The Senate by a 37-1 vote approved a bill that would eliminate the coverage for lawmakers who have not served at least six years as a lawmaker before Jan. 1, 2013. Many current lawmakers, including most state senators, would remain eligible for future coverage under that plan.

The Senate plan is different than a version passed by the state House earlier this year. The House version would limit the benefits to those who became qualified participants in the system before Jan. 1, 2007. The vast majority of current lawmakers would not become eligible for the benefits under that plan.

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