Rick Snyder

Michigan health care
8:40 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Gongwer Publisher on plan to expand Medicaid coverage

Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Governor Snyder says he supports expanding Medicaid coverage to 470,000 Michigan residents. The first three years of that expansion will be funded by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act. 

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3:47 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

State legislation would require additional insurance for abortions

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A Republican state senator is sponsoring legislation that would only let health insurance companies pay for abortions if the individual purchases added coverage in advance.
The measure was included in legislation last year that sought to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder vetoed that bill because he thought the abortion language went too far. He said it's not the state's job to decide what kinds of plans insurance companies can offer.
SW Michigan
2:45 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Snyder: Medicaid expansion "makes sense"

Gov. Rick Snyder at the "State of the State" address
Credit The Associated Press

Governor Rick Snyder says he wants state lawmakers to approve expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. The request is included in the budget Snyder will deliver to the legislature Thursday. The Detroit Free Press reports that about 470-thousand more low-income people would get coverage if lawmakers approve the plan. However the governor is expected to face resistance from some fellow Republicans opposed to “Obamacare”.

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7:00 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Snyder criticized over large "rainy day fund"

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Liberals say money could help families suffering hardship, conservatives call for reducing taxes
Most people agree that it makes sense for a state -- or a household -- to have savings set aside in case an emergency arises. But as Gov. Rick Snyder prepares to deliver his third budget address on Thursday, the size of Michigan's Rainy Day Fund has become a subject of controversy.
6:29 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Snyder seeks ruling from Michigan Supreme Court on "Right to Work"

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Court could rule on state civil service workers and exemption for police and firefighters.
Opponents of the state's new right-to-work law promised a challenge of the controversial bill that passed the lame-duck Legislature in December. But those challenges may become a moot point since Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Michigan Supreme Court on Monday to review the bill and determine whether it passes constitutional muster.