Michigan medicaid expansion

9:41 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Michigan House committee approves Medicaid expansion bill

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House could vote on bill this week, Senate next week
LANSING - A proposal to expand Medicaid under federal health care law has cleared its first hurdle in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature. The House's Michigan Competitiveness Committee advanced House Bill 4714 on Wednesday by a 9-5 vote - sending the measure to the House floor. Republicans were divided while Democrats generally supported the proposal.
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.
Michigan budget
9:24 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Michigan Senate approves budget for next fiscal year

State capitol file photo
Credit Melissa Benmark, WKAR


The Michigan Senate approved a budget on Wednesday for the state's next fiscal year. 

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1:34 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

State Senate budget approved without Medicaid expansion

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Governor Snyder has proposed expanding Medicaid, House proposal would put four-year cap on benefits for able-bodied adults
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder's hope for an expansion of Medicaid to 470,000 more low-income Michigan residents faded a little bit more Thursday. The state Senate passed the Department of Community Health budget on a 20-18 vote, without the Medicaid expansion. It also killed an amendment offered by Sen.
7:32 am
Fri May 10, 2013

State House Republicans propose expanding Medicaid with four year limit

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Cap would not apply to children or disabled adults
Lansing - House Republicans have offered their support for expanding the Medicaid insurance program if low-income adults can be limited to four years of coverage in their lifetime - a stipulation likely to be rejected by the Obama administration.