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12:18 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Healthy Michigan Plan begins enrolling low income residents next week

Healthy Michigan is expected to enroll 322,000 people by the end of 2014, and over 500,000 by the end of 2016.
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Two notable developments related to health insurance take place in just a few days. Monday is the last day for Americans to sign up for coverage on healthcare.gov without incurring a penalty on their federal taxes next year. Healthcare.gov is the federal website functioning as an insurance exchange for 36 states, including Michigan. The next day, April 1st, is the first day close to a half-million low-income Michigan residents can enroll for coverage offered by the ‘Healthy Michigan’ plan.

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4:41 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Delay Creates $73 Million Hole In State Budget

Another fight related to Medicaid expansion could be coming soon in the state Legislature.

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NewsRoom
3:23 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Early Enrollment For Medicaid Expansion Delayed

Most states that have decided to expand their Medicaid programs under the federal Affordable Care Act started signing people up Tuesday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:25 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

MI business advocate: biz health exchanges a 'solution without a problem'

Rob Fowler of the Small Business Association of Michigan thinks there's value to the consumer in the individual health insurance exchange.
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Many Michigan businesses have voiced concern and disapproval of the federal Affordable Care Act.  Twice before on Current State, we’ve explored the issue with one of the state’s key advocates for small business.

Rob Fowler is CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan, based in Lansing.  He returns with his thoughts on the health insurance exchanges that will soon to be unveiled. Fowler isn't sure that businesses will benefit from them.

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4:16 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Michigan Becomes 25th State To Expand Medicaid. What’s Next?

Suzanne Murphy of Ann Arbor hopes to become one of more than 320,000 newly-eligible Michigan residents to sign up for Medicaid next year.
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Michigan is now the 25th state to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.

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4:17 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Governor Snyder Says Some Medicaid Savings Could Go To Roads

Governor Rick Snyder says extending Medicaid to more working poor people will save the state a lot of money – and that begs the question of what to do with the budget windfall.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:47 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Medicaid expansion goes to Governor as Feds consider waivers

Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign legislation the Medicaid expansion bill, though it was not given immediate effect.
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Governor Rick Snyder says he looks forward to signing a Medicaid expansion bill when he returns in a couple of weeks from a trade mission to Asia. In the meantime, the state will continue to negotiate with the federal government on the program.

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5:14 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Clears State Legislature, But Enactment Will Likely Be Delayed

Governor Rick Snyder says he intends to sign a bill that will extend Medicaid benefits to hundreds of thousands of Michiganders. The bill cleared the state Legislature Tuesday.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:53 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

MPRN’s Rick Pluta Updates Senate Medicaid Decision

The plan Michigan lawmakers approved will provide Medicaid health care coverage to 470,000 low-income residents.
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A controversial measure that would expand Medicaid health coverage to more than 400-thousand Michigan citizens passed the state Senate last night.  

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3:54 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Calley Says He’ll Cast Tie-Breaking Vote On Medicaid, If Needed

If a vote on Medicaid expansion comes down to a tie in the state Senate, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley says he’s willing to cast the tie-breaking vote to pass it.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:29 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Michigan small business reactions to Medicaid expansion

The passage of the Affordable Care Act would make more than 300,000 Michiganders eligible for Medicaid health insurance.
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Beginning in 2014, much of the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) takes effect. The landmark law aims to ensure that U.S. citizens have access to quality and affordable health insurance.  

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:08 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

How will the Affordable Care Act affect Michigan's medical providers?

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The Affordable Care Act, often known as Obamacare, is well underway across the USA.

In Michigan, debate continues over expanding Medicaid coverage to thousands more people.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:26 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

State Rep. Singh shares thoughts on Common Core, Detroit, Medicaid expansion

Rep. Sam Singh says he's open to the idea of the using a sales tax increase to fund both road construction and education.
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This summer’s been busier than usual at the State Capitol, with ongoing discussions happening on hot button issues including Medicaid expansion, Common Core education standards, road funding and more.

Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) joins the Current State to offer his perspective on those issues and more. He represents the House's 67th district.

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NewsRoom
4:43 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Senate Panel Will Take Medicaid Vote Wednesday

A state Senate panel is expected to vote Wednesday on a plan to expand Medicaid in Michigan.

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4:41 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

State Senate Panel To Kick Off Medicaid Debate This Week

A plan to expand Medicaid in Michigan will get its first hearing in the state Senate Tuesday.

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NewsRoom
5:43 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

State Senate Group Unveils Its Plan For Medicaid

A state Senate work group has finished its own plan to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of Michiganders under the federal health care law.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:43 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Rick Pluta discusses Medicaid expansion, Common Core standards

Some members of the Michigan legislature are having a busier summer than usual. While most legislators are on a summer break, party leaders and work groups continue debating major proposals not resolved by the June passage of the 2014 state budget.  Those include Common Core education standards, Medicaid expansion and others.   Michigan Public Radio state capitol bureau chief Rick Pluta talks with Current State's  Mark Bashore for an update on legislators' current progress on such issues. 

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4:43 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Richardville: Draft Senate Medicaid Plan To Be Ready Next Week

There could be a vote in the state Senate in late August on a bill to extend Medicaid health coverage to thousands of un-insured working poor people.

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3:01 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Senate Meets With No Vote On Medicaid Expansion

The event generated some clamor, speech-making, and drew the dean of Congress.

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NewsRoom
4:23 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Committee To Begin Work On Medicaid Expansion Next Week

A state Senate panel is expected to start discussing a bill next week to expand Medicaid in Michigan.

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4:17 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Snyder Admits A Vote On Medicaid Next Week Is Unlikely

Governor Rick Snyder has said he doesn’t expect a vote next week to expand Medicaid in Michigan.

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Radio Made in Michigan
6:11 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Republican-controlled Senate postpones vote on Medicaid expansion

Governor Rick Snyder is calling on state Senate Republicans to return to Lansing. That’s after the Senate adjourned for its summer recess without voting on a Medicaid expansion under the new federal healthcare law.

Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta tells us how the episode left hard feelings, and dimming prospects for extending health coverage to many thousands of low-income working households

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3:23 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Medicaid Impasse Complicates Other Political Deals In Lansing

Governor Rick Snyder says he’s concerned the deadlock over expanding Medicaid to cover more un-insured working people could be repeated on other tough questions.

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5:40 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

State Lawmakers A Step Closer To Approving Medicaid Expansion, Overhaul

State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to expand Medicaid in Michigan after months of debate.

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5:54 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Controversial 4-Year Limit Dropped From Medicaid Expansion Bill

State lawmakers have dropped a proposal to limit able-bodied adults to four years on Medicaid.

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3:10 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Snyder Calls In Federal Help For Medicaid Talks

Governor Rick Snyder says he’s going to re-double efforts to get the Legislature to agree to expand Michigan’s Medicaid program.

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3:04 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Snyder Says Expanding Medicaid This Summer Is A Top Priority

Governor Rick Snyder says he wants lawmakers to reach an agreement in the coming weeks on a plan to overhaul and expand Medicaid.

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5:43 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Debate Over Medicaid Expansion, Reform Continues In Lansing

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration says it’s “very skeptical” the federal government will let Michigan put a time limit on Medicaid.

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5:43 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Debate Over Medicaid Expansion, Reform Continues In Lansing

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration says it’s “very skeptical” the federal government will let Michigan put a time limit on Medicaid.

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4:55 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Snyder Administration Has Concerns About Medicaid Plan, But Says It’s A Good Start

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration is applauding state House Republicans for offering a plan to overhaul Medicaid in Michigan.

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