Health

7:23 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Launches

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State officials say website has been tested to avoid technical glitches
LANSING - Enrollment begins today for Michigan's expanded Medicaid program. State officials say they're ready to handle a "large number of people" applying for the health insurance program that's available to some 477,000 low-income Michiganders. The plan, called Healthy Michigan, is expected to cover 320,000 people in the first year.
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.
7:36 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Meningitis Victims Criticize Schuette

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Attorney General's office defends investigation
HOWELL - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette called himself the "voice" for victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak last week when he visited Livingston County. Some patients, however, say it isn't so. "As far as I'm concerned, he hasn't done anything," said outbreak patient Jona Angst of Brighton.
7:37 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Michigan's Tobacco Settlement Money Used for Many Things Besides Health

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Tobacco settlement money could be used for Detroit bankruptcy proceedings
Lansing The state has paid for scholarships, business grants, budget fixes and now may help Detroit by raiding a large pot of money that anti-smoking groups and others say rightfully should go toward improving the health of Michiganians.
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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