Michigan Medicaid

1:24 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Early House committee bill does not include Medicaid expansion

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Governor Snyder favors expansion of Medicaid as allowed under Federal Affordable Care Act
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING, MI - Republicans who hold the majority in the Michigan House are not including Medicaid expansion in their early budget plans. Medicaid expansion was not included in a Department of Community Health budget plan advanced by a GOP-led House appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday.
6:43 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Michigan Hospital trade association analysis supports Medicaid expansion

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Medicaid expansion has been proposed by Governor Snyder, many conservative lawmakers remain skeptical.
Even with the underfunding of Medicaid payments surpassing $800 million two years ago, the trade association for Michigan hospitals offers strong support for expanding the federal health program. The annual community benefits report from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association says Medicaid payments to the state's hospitals fell short by $804.2 million in the 2011 fiscal year, a 26.9 percent or $170.8 million increase from FY 2010.
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12:00 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Number of people with employee-based health coverage drops in Michigan

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Nearly 1.6-million state residents lost employer-sponsored coverage between 2000 and 2011. More than any other state.
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: Center for Michigan
The huge increase in the number of Michigan residents who have lost health insurance through their employers is mainly a result of the state's dramatic job loss, particularly in the auto industry, which has traditionally offered excellent benefits.
Michigan health care
8:40 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Gongwer Publisher on plan to expand Medicaid coverage

Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Governor Snyder says he supports expanding Medicaid coverage to 470,000 Michigan residents. The first three years of that expansion will be funded by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act. 

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7:23 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Snyder to weigh in on Medicaid controversy in budget proposal

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Governor has said he is concerned about whether additional Medicaid patients can get treatment in health care system.
Lansing - Gov. Rick Snyder will fire the first shot in the next health care skirmish Thursday when he recommends in his budget presentation to the Legislature whether Michigan should open Medicaid to as many as half a million more residents.