Michigan Hospital trade association analysis supports Medicaid expansion

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Mon March 11, 2013

Michigan Hospital trade association analysis supports Medicaid expansion

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Medicaid expansion has been proposed by Governor Snyder, many conservative lawmakers remain skeptical.
Even with the underfunding of Medicaid payments surpassing $800 million two years ago, the trade association for Michigan hospitals offers strong support for expanding the federal health program. The annual community benefits report from the Michigan Health & Hospital Association says Medicaid payments to the state's hospitals fell short by $804.2 million in the 2011 fiscal year, a 26.9 percent or $170.8 million increase from FY 2010.
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