Affordable Care Act

6:19 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Calhoun County health care providers identify obesity and health care access as top concerns

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Community needs assessment is required as part of federal Affordable Health Care Act
It's official: obesity, nutrition and fitness are Calhoun County's top health priorities. That's according to a new report from a group of area health care providers and others who joined together to meet a goal required by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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.
Health Care challenges
8:27 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Bridge Magazine looks at health care in Michigan

Borgess Hospital - file photo

Bridge Magazine has a look at several health care related issues. That includes the loss of employer-sponsored coverage for over one-million state residents in the span of a decade. Bridge Correspondent Rick Haglund spoke with WMUK's Gordon Evans about what the loss of job-related coverage means in the state. 

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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.