Affordable Care Act

6:30 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Michigan Awards $90-Million Contract to Company Responsible for Troubled Healthcare Website

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State officials say CGI is a leader in the field
LANSING - The State of Michigan has awarded computer contracts worth nearly $90 million to the Canadian firm that built the federal government's Affordable Care Act website and took much of the blame for its disastrous launch. Officials in the administration of Gov.
6:15 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Uption Says Republicans Now Focused on "Fixing," Rather Than Repealing Obamacare

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Republican says health savings accounts and insurance plans for small business are possible proposals
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Republican Congressman Fred Upton, an ardent opponent of the Affordable Care Act, acknowledged Tuesday that the law is unlikely to be repealed as long as Barack Obama is president.
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5:31 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Blue Cross Blue Shield Pays State $100 Million

Blue Cross Blue Shield has made its first payment to a state fund for health programs. Gongwer News Service reports the amount is $100 million.

The company has to pay because its legal status changed under the Affordable Care Act. Previously it was called an insurer of last resort. But the health care law makes it unnecessary for states to carry those.

The state now considers Blue Cross a nonprofit mutual.

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12:40 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Thousands of Kalamazoo Area Residents Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Program

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Estimates are that more than 400,000 people statewide will be eligible, including 12,000 to 15,000 in Kalamazoo County
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI --Megan Dooley wants health insurance, but she wasn't looking forward to signing up for Obamacare. A 28-year-old musician who also works at The Union restaurant, Dooley earns less than $16,000 and can't afford another bill. But last week, Dooley found out that she's very likely eligible for Healthy Michigan, the state's Medicaid expansion program, which starts enrollment on Tuesday, April 1.
6:21 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Michigan Braces for Health Care Sign Up Deadline

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Insurers are expecting a rush of people signing up this week, ahead of the deadline to purchase health insurance
Health insurers and advocates across Michigan are beefing up call centers, knocking on doors and hosting enrollment fairs this week in a final push to get consumers to sign up for insurance by Monday, the federal deadline for coverage this year.

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