Affordable Care Act

12:49 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Court rejects West Michigan CEO's challenge of Affordable Care Act on religious gounds

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Autocam President claimed mandate to pay for birth control violated his religious rights
CINCINNATI, OHIO - The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the owners of Autocam Corp. of Kentwood, in their challenge to the federal government's "Obamacare" requirements to provide birth control and sterilization benefit to his employees.
Health Care
7:24 am
Wed September 11, 2013

WestSouthwest: Preparing for the Affordable Care Act

Laura Miller of New Hampshire hopes to purchase insurance through a health care exchange
Credit The Associated Press

The group Enroll America wants people to be aware that changes are coming October first. 

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5:34 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Uninsured Michiganders to get help signing up

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Most residents have to sign up for one of about 14 insurance plans in Michigan or face tax penalties, but signing up online isn't easy for everyone.
Less than two months from the launch of the state's on-line insurance marketplace, four Michigan organizations have been handed $2.5 million in federal funds to help consumers navigate the new system. The health insurance exchange, part of federal healthcare reform, goes live Oct.
9:20 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

State Senate work group proposes alternative for expanding Medicaid

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Senate leaders say proposal will require waivers from federal government
LANSING, MI -- A bipartisan state Senate workgroup has unveiled its draft proposal to reform Medicaid in Michigan and expand eligibility to up to 470,000 working adults using federal funding provided through the Affordable Care Act.
7:50 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Political battle over Medicaid expansion may cost Michigan hospitals

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Hospitals face cuts to Medicaid reimbursement under federal Affordable Care Act
Lansing - The outcome of a political battle over Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed Medicaid expansion could have serious consequences for Michigan hospitals, particularly the Detroit Medical Center. Snyder is among eight Republican governors to break with his party in support of the Medicaid expansion, which is part of Obamacare.