9:40 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Republican state lawmakers call for alternatives to Medicaid expansion plan

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Michigan Senate has three different proposals to consider later this month
Lansing - Two Republican state lawmakers were joined by other Medicaid expansion critics Monday in attacking the federal Affordable Care Act and urging rejection of a proposed expansion of the government health care coverage program for the poor in favor of their free-market alternative. Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, and Rep.
5:15 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Michigan becomes battleground over Affordable Care Act

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Debates over Medicaid expansion, health insurance exchange, intensify state battle over "Obamacare"
As the nation approaches a milestone under Obamacare this October, Michigan is emerging as one of 10 states considered key for the law's success nationwide. Oct. 1 marks "Opening Day" of a key component of the Affordable Care Act - health insurance exchanges, which are Internet-based marketplaces where consumers can price-shop for low-cost health insurance.
Rep. Sean McCann
7:35 am
Wed August 7, 2013

WestSouthwest: State Representative Sean McCann

Representative Sean McCann (right) interviewed by WMUK's Gordon Evans (left) and MLive Kalamazoo reporter Alex Mitchell
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Interview with Sean McCann

On this week's WestSouthwest State Representative Sean McCann is interviewed by WMUK's Gordon Evans and MLive Kalamazoo reporter Alex Mitchell

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8:39 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

State Senate committee approves new Medicaid expansion bill

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Full Senate could consider competing bills to expand Medicaid
Lansing- Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to expand access to Medicaid health insurance inched forward in the state Senate Wednesday, but now faces two competing proposals aimed lowering the number of uninsured through private insurance plans. A state Senate committee on Wednesday advanced legislation to expand access to the Medicaid health insurance program for 400,000 low-income residents.
6:50 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Snyder's approval rating improves according to new poll

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Poll also shows Snyder leading likely Democratic opponent Mark Schuaer in head to head matchup
Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to take Detroit into bankruptcy has statewide popularity, but his advocacy for expanding Medicaid has cost him support among fellow Republicans, according to a new poll released exclusively to The Detroit News.