Medicaid expansion approved by state House

6:35 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Medicaid expansion approved by state House

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Bill now goes to Senate. Governor Snyder supports expansion
Lansing - Legislation to extend Medicaid health coverage to as many as 470,000 Michiganians passed 76-31 in the state House late Thursday. The controversial bill, unpopular among many Republicans, broadens the federal health insurance program for the poor to include adults with incomes up to 133 percent of the poverty level, or $15,281 a year for an individual.