Michigan medicaid expansion

11:30 am
Thu March 13, 2014

New Michigan Laws on Medicaid Expansion, Abortion Insurance Take Effect Friday

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Laws designed to address blight and allow "bring your own wine" at restaurants with liquor licenses also go on the books
LANSING, MI -- More than a dozen new laws are set to take effect this week in Michigan, impacting everything from abortion insurance to wine. The measures were approved by the Legislature last year with either a set date for implementation or without immediate effect, making them the law of the land 91 days after the final session of 2013.
7:26 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Berrien County Health Board supports Medicaid expansion

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Medicaid expansion allowed under federal Affordable Care Act
NILES - The Berrien County Board of Health is sick of delays in expanding Medicaid coverage in Michigan and will draft a resolution asking state Sen. John Proos to vote in favor of the legislation already passed by the House. "I fail to understand the rationale of those who would be opposed" to the expansion plan supported by Gov.
SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

State Senate fails to vote on Medicaid expansion

Michigan Capitol Building
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

The State Senate adjourned Wednesday without voting on an expansion of Medicaid. Minority Democrats tried to force a vote on the issue but failed.

The Gongwer News Service says only one Republican sided with Democrats in their attempt to get the bill out of committee. The proposal would add 470,000 Michigan residents to the list of those eligible for health coverage under Medicaid.

The State House has approved the idea but it remains stalled in the upper chamber despite strong pressure by Governor Rick Snyder.

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Medicaid expansion
10:19 am
Fri June 28, 2013

The outlook for Medicaid expansion in Michigan

State Capitol - file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Governor Snyder came to Southwest Michigan this week to try and rally support for expanding Medicaid. 

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6:26 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Michigan Senate Republicans form work group on Medicaid

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Senate adjourned last week without vote on Medicaid expansion in state
State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, has formed a work group to study possbible Medicaid expansion in Michigan - an issue that he said is not dead, despite a decision last week by senators to leave for summer break without taking a vote on it.