Michigan Medicaid expansion won't take effect until spring

2:00 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Michigan Medicaid expansion won't take effect until spring

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Senate approved bill last week, but without enough votes for "immediate effect"
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Senate on Tuesday failed to reconsider Gov. Rick Snyder's preferred timeline for implementation of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as "Obamacare." The decision could cost Michigan up to $7 million a day in federal funding that will be available beginning January 1, Department of Community Health Director Jim Haveman said last week.