Dispute continues over Medicaid expansion in Michigan

May 2, 2013




The Michigan House’s proposed budget does not include funding for Medicaid expansion.
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Michigan legislators and numerous stakeholders around the state continue to spar over whether to fund an expansion of Medicaid in Michigan.  

Supporters of expansion--which would happen as part of the federal Affordable Care Act--claim it’s fair to extend coverage to more low income residents and that it would be good for the economy.  Opponents say they fear the future costs of the move, and some resist anything connected with ‘Obamacare.’  

State Senator Rick Jones (R-24th) opposes funding an expansion.  Ingham Health Plan executive director Robin Reynolds supports it.