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Healthy Michigan means better credit for Michigan’s low-income residents.  That’s according to a new study on the state’s Medicaid expansion released Monday.  It found that people on the plan improved their financial health since getting the insurance coverage.


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The State of Michigan gets a $315-million dollar windfall.  That money will be used in a budget that should be finalized in early June.  Working out the sticking points on Medicaid reform may take much longer.  Those are just two of the topics covered in 89.1 WEMU's 'The State of Politics." 


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State lawmakers continued to push work requirements for Medicaid recipients through the Legislature.  The bill was voted out of committee Wednesday, and it passed a full Senate vote the next day.


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A state Senate committee debated the merits of making people work for their Medicaid benefits.  The committee passed that bill Wednesday.


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The state Legislature began discussions Wednesday on the newest plan to make people work for Medicaid.


Another Auto Insurance Rollout In Lansing

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A bipartisan group in Michigan rolled out a new auto no-fault insurance overhaul plan Tuesday.


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Infant death rates in Michigan are down overall.  But race and income still seem to make a difference in whether children live past their first birthday.


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Health care providers and patient advocates in Michigan are watching to see what’s in a re-vamped Republican health care overhaul.  The rollout is expected later this week in Washington.


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State officials and health care providers called on Washington lawmakers to keep the state’s Medicaid expansion Monday.


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There was a big rally at the state Capitol Wednesday to support improved mental health services and to oppose Governor Rick Snyder’s plan to overhaul how those services are paid for.


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More residents in our area are now eligible to receive services at the Washtenaw County Dental Clinic in Ypsilanti.  


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Governor Rick Snyder took his veto pen to a plan adopted by the Legislature to change how the state raises money for the Medicaid program


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Governor Rick Snyder faces a decision soon on whether to sign or veto a bill he doesn’t like.  It deals with how the state raises money for Medicaid. 


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Governor Rick Snyder’s administration and Republicans in the Legislature are at odds over how to pay for the Medicaid program.


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There’s less money than expected for Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature to put together the next state budget.  There’s also a shortfall in the current fiscal year.  


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The ongoing water crisis in Flint is raising concerns among many local parents about lead poisoning in Washtenaw County.

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The federal government has approved expanding Medicaid for kids and pregnant women affected by Flint’s water crisis.  


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Governor Rick Snyder has scrubbed plans for an economic development trip to the Middle East, so he can remain in Michigan to deal with the Flint water crisis. 


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Hundreds of thousands of low-income Michiganders will be able to stay on the state’s expanded Medicaid program.  Jake Neher explains.


Expanded Medicaid Enrollment Soars

Jun 19, 2014
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Sign-ups for expanded Medicaid program soar over 300,000

More than 300,000 low-income Michiganders have signed up for the state's expanded Medicaid program.

In just eleven weeks, the Healthy Michigan program has almost reached the sign-up goal for its entire first year. State officials say that bodes well for the success of the program.

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State auditors say Michigan improperly spent $160 million over three years caring for Medicaid recipients needing in-home services. 

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       LANSING - Michigan is launching its expanded Medicaid plan to provide health insurance for hundreds of thousands of low-income adults.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says April 1 is when hundreds of thousands of low-income adults can begin enrolling for health insurance under Michigan's expansion of Medicaid.  The Republican governor says he's comfortable with the launch date after his administration tested computer systems and developed a plan to get the word out to the public. Coverage will be retroactive to the first day of the month in which people apply.

Lansing Seeks Long-Term Medicaid Funding Fix

Feb 21, 2014

State lawmakers look to patch Medicaid shortfall, say long-term solution criticalBy Jake Neher Michigan's Medicaid program faces a budget shortfall this year of more than $100 million dollars. That's because a new tax on health insurance claims is not producing as much revenue as state officials expected. This week, the state Senate passed a mid-year budget bill that would patch that hole in the Medicaid budget.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Senate has voted to spend more for winter road maintenance and to adjust the budget to account for a delay in the expansion of Medicaid. The legislation includes $100 million to fix potholes and help governments with higher-than-usual salting and snow plowing bills. Expanding Medicaid to more low-income adults was supposed to occur in January before senators delayed  it until April.  

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