Following what was described as emotional testimony, lawmakers got closer Thursday to paving the way for undocumented youth to get government-sponsored health insurance. 

“I’m looking at doing youth up to age 18. I looked at California and what they’ve done in California,” Sen. Marilyn Moore (D-Bridgeport) said. 

Moore said it’s probably not feasible to offer Medicaid to all undocumented immigrants in Connecticut, so she amended the legislation to only include those under the age of 18. 

Read Christine Stuart’s full report at NBC Connecticut