Affordable Care Act

7:44 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Applications for Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Begin April First

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Eventually the expansion is expected to cover 470,000 people
LANSING - Michigan will start taking applications for its expanded Medicaid program on April 1. State officials as recently as this week said it might not be ready until later in the month, but on Thursday announced that all systems are go for the program that's expected to cover 320,000 Michiganders in the first year.
Health Insurance Exchange
5:20 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Insurers Could Be Covering Same-Sex Partners, Spouses on the Exchange

Kim Sanwald and Valerie Lane getting married in San Francisco
Credit Brian Helder

Last November, Kim Sanwald and Valerie Lane were married at city hall in San Francisco, California. When they got back, their health insurance company didn’t recognize them as a couple. So, a few months ago, Sanwald went on the health insurance exchange to find something better.

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6:40 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Website Problems Delay Medicaid Applications in Michigan

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Department of Community Health plans to contact people who may be eligible for Medicaid
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Department of Community Health is asking tens of thousands of low-income residents to reapply for Medicaid coverage after they tried to sign up through the Affordable Care Act website over the past five months.
12:26 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

South Haven Hospital Will no Longer Deliver Babies

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Hospital makes decision in light of declining percentage of child-bearing females using their service
SOUTH HAVEN - Affordable Care Act effects and federal budget cuts are hitting close to home for South Haven Health System. The hospital announced Friday it will no longer offer obstetric services. The move is expected to save the hospital $1 million annually, and 19 jobs will be eliminated.
3:09 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Some cancelled Michigan health insurance may be reinstated

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Many insurance companies cancelled policies that didn't meet new federal standards well before the January deadline, angering consumers and revving up criticism of the Affordable Care Act.
The head of Michigan's insurance department today said she will allow the state's insurers to reinstate canceled health care policies, essentially pushing forward President Barack Obama's peace offering to angry Americans who had been told they were losing coverage because of the Affordable Care Act. Insurers now must decide whether to take up the offer.

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