Michigan health care exchange

7:29 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

State House hearing set for this week on Medicaid expansion

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Substitute bill calls for some who receive Medicaid benefits after 48 months to pay some out of pocket costs or buy private insurance through exchange
LANSING - Republicans who control the Michigan House are working on changes to a Medicaid reform and expansion proposal. A substitute bill being worked on Monday afternoon would no longer have a strict, 48-month time cap on benefits for able-bodied adults -- a provision many considered unlikely to win a waiver from the federal government.
Health care
6:59 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Bridge Magazine crunches health care numbers for Michigan

Credit Bridge Illustration/A.J. Jones

Interview with Ron French

New figures from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation show a snapshot of health in Michigan. Bridge Magazine looked into the numbers and found great disparity in the state. They also found some numbers can be deceiving. 

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6:31 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Health care exchange, Blue Cross bills approved by state House

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State Senate to consider health care exchange legislation and House changes to Blue Cross reform bills.
LANSING -- The framework of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is beginning to take shape in Michigan, as state legislators, some reluctantly, agreed Thursday to begin setting up the policies and processes needed to implement the sweeping national health care reform.
12:38 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

House approves accepting federal grant for health care exchange. Conservative groups threaten primary challenges

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Former Kalamazoo area State Representative Jack Hoogendyk leading effort against accepting a grant to set up a health care exchange.
Lansing - A coalition of conservative and tea party groups has threatened to withdraw political support from GOP lawmakers who vote in favor of funding a state and federal health exchange partnership with a nearly $31 million federal grant.