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Michigan Medicaid Patient Can't Find Care, So She Pays For Innovative Alternative

Direct Primary Care: 'You pay a flat fee ... and it's amazing'

When Michigan expanded Medicaid in 2013, one person … state's version of the Medicaid expansion component … included under a state Medicaid managed care contract … insurance, let alone Medicaid. She thought there … more

Give Michigan Drivers Relief from High Auto Insurance Premiums

… insurance, Medicare and Medicaid have fee schedules that … medical insurers or Medicaid and Medicare for exactly … more

Time for Labor Unions to Collect their Own Dues

The on-going SEIU dues skim must end

… receives a modest monthly Medicaid stipend to care for … estimated $200 million in Medicaid funds from more than … skimmed a portion of the Medicaid reimbursement for its … Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services within the … more

Where did the Money from Higher Transportation Taxes Go?

A bigger budget means more money for programs beyond road repair

… spending on schools and Medicaid, not road repairs. The … now mostly paying for Medicaid and public schools. Specifically, … agency that manages Medicaid is getting $132.6 million … more on schools and Medicaid. Taxpayers should pay … more

The Hypocrisy of 'Public' Education Rhetoric

What’s being protected here: The Constitution or union dues?

… health care vouchers (Medicaid) and food vouchers (Bridge … broadly support both Medicaid expansion and federal … more

Where the Money from Higher Transportation Taxes Goes

A bigger budget means more money for programs beyond road repair

… spending on schools and Medicaid, not road repairs. The … now mostly paying for Medicaid and public schools. Specifically, … agency that manages Medicaid is getting $132.6 million … more on schools and Medicaid. Taxpayers should pay … more

Obamacare in Michigan: 32 Percent More Than Projected Take Medicaid Expansion

State’s free ride about to end on free coverage for able-bodied adults

… adoption of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion could cost … Michigan’s share of the Medicaid expansion costs are … says that Michigan’s Medicaid enrollment spike is … that expanded their Medicaid programs, the data shows … more

State Health Policy Toolkit

10 reforms state lawmakers can implement now

… repealed. 3. Verifying Medicaid Eligibility Problem: The number of Medicaid enrollees is skyrocketing, … things, cross-matches Medicaid enrollees against other … eligibility. 4. Unwind the Medicaid Expansion Problem: … more

The Most Important State Election This November: Michigan's Next House Speaker

Three representatives face off for the top spot

… accepting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion (VerHeulen … government programs like Medicaid and Medicare.” VerHeulen … more

Hopeful Medicaid 'Direct Primary Care' Pilot Embraced by Senate, Gutted by House

Special interests prefer status quo

Rising costs in Medicaid, Michigan's medical … people to sign up for Medicaid — encouraged by President … for bringing it to Medicaid on a trial basis. Direct … benefits from Michigan Medicaid are enrolled in what … more

How to Ease the Coming Physician Shortage

Changing licensing restrictions and expanding services would help

… their Medicare and Medicaid dollars, but in 1997, … more

It's Time for Scope of Practice Reform

Current laws increase health care costs and limit access

… reduces the cost of Medicaid outpatient claims by … more

Governor’s Budget Pays for Medicaid Expansion with a Gas Tax

Michigan's revenue growth is set to continue

… pay for the state’s Medicaid expansion. Normally, … budget: the state’s Medicaid program. The state … people sign up for Medicaid, part of a deal made … more

Legislature Hoping for Improbable Federal Rescue of Medicaid Expansion

Without waiver, it's back to the drawing board

The Obamacare Medicaid expansion approved by … Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services grants Michigan … HMO-like managed care Medicaid coverage provided by … Michigan accept the Medicaid expansion, he relied … more

Beware Claims of State Budget Cuts

… increasing, making Medicaid and prisons more expensive. … more

Beware Claims of State Budget Cuts

Revenues are increasing

… increasing, making Medicaid and prison more expensive. … more

Bill Would Ban Advertising to Get More People on Medicaid

State Senator: This 'just encourages more people to become dependent on government'

… adoption of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. The … annually to promote the Medicaid expansion to potential … Legislature to accept the Medicaid expansion, after the … eligibility rules on Medicaid. That summer, amid rancor … more

Michigan’s Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Incentives gone awry

… passed a bill expanding Medicaid, a core component of … care services under Medicaid to offer “healthy behavior” … copay requirements on Medicaid beneficiaries, so Michigan … Wal-Mart gift cards for Medicaid clients who, in essence, … more

Politicians Misrepresent Road Funding Bills to Promote Tax Hike

Slower spending growth is not a 'cut'

… Obamacare-driven expansion of Medicaid will mean some increased … more

SEIU Affiliate’s Revenue Cut in Half After 'Dues Skim' Ended

SEIU Healthcare Michigan dues collection went from $11.3 million to $5.4 million

… residents enrolled in the Medicaid Home Help program, which … “skimmed” from the Medicaid checks of the program's … more

Labor Union Caught in Dues Skim Fails to File Annual Report with Federal Government

SEIU Healthcare Michigan reported losing 80 percent of its members after dues skim ended

… patients collecting Medicaid benefits. It lasted … was deducted from the Medicaid checks of home care … more

Obamacare Exchange: Michigan Dodged a Bullet

… votes, which is how Medicaid expansion became law … more

Michigan’s Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Exceeds Projections by 22 Percent

Cost may be much more expensive than originally assumed

… under the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. Here’s what … adopt his Obamacare Medicaid expansion plan, he too … Michigan did not expand Medicaid eligibility until April, … states accepted the Medicaid expansion because lawmakers … more

What the New Legislature Should Stand For — And What It Should Not

… passing the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. Although … more

Obamacare's Michigan Tale: Small Drop in Uninsured While Families Pay More

Four things about Obamacare in Michigan

… always been a massive Medicaid expansion scheme. In … residents were added to Medicaid rolls between the third … an already-strained Medicaid program. If you … more

Doctors Accepting More Medicaid Patients – for Now

… Michigan doctors accepting Medicaid patients, leaving the impression that Medicaid expansion in Michigan … The vast majority of Medicaid benefits in Michigan … is willing to accept Medicaid’s below-market payment. … more

Two Wins for Freedom from Union Coercion in 2014

The end of the dues skim and the busting of the 'August Window'

… “dues” extracted from Medicaid payments to caregivers … more

'Hastert Rule' May Impact Michigan House GOP Leadership Race

… things pass, like Medicaid expansion — and there … got run over.” Medicaid expansion passed twice … more

Gubernatorial Campaign Should be About Things That Matter

Not false claims and things that don't

… assistance, expanded Medicaid, and brought Detroit … more

Libertarian Think Tank Grades Gov. Snyder Low for Tax Hike Intentions

… didn’t incorporate the Medicaid expansion, arguably … more

Choosing the Next Michigan Speaker of the House

Some key differences between the potential leaders

… is on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion  which Reps. … own caucus. In 2013, Medicaid expansion was passed … members who opposed Medicaid expansion put up little … more

Right-to-Work Will be Blamed

If Gov. Snyder loses re-election

… policies (especially Medicaid expansion and his efforts … more

Disdain for Politics Gov. Snyder's Undoing?

An analysis of the gubernatorial race

… Gov. Snyder wanted Medicaid expansion. Polls showed … choices and he’d decided Medicaid expansion was the lesser … more

Incumbents Outspent Challengers 5-to-1 In Competitive Primary Races

… races voted for the Medicaid expansion and in two … more

Supreme Court Ends ‘Dues Skim’ Nationwide

… patients, a federal Medicaid program provides assistance … Union saw the flow of Medicaid dollars as an opportunity … and paid through the Medicaid program. The union would … diverted a portion of the Medicaid payments to SEIU in … more

No Shortage of Issues To Attack On In Michigan's 15th District Senate Primary

Sen. Mike Kowall, Matt Maddock and Ron Molnar

… Republicans who voted for Medicaid expansion; is that representing … more

Harris v. Quinn

… states to implement Medicaid programs and the Temporary … cerebral palsy. Under Medicaid, Patricia’s children … more

Incumbent’s Record Targeted and Defended in Michigan's 46th

Rep. Bradford Jacobsen and John Reilly discuss their differences on energy mandates, select subsidies

Medicaid expansion and Common … Healthy Michigan Plan (Medicaid expansion) and Common … Constitution.” “That’s why I oppose Medicaid expansion and Common … why he voted “yes" on Medicaid expansion. “I think … more

Defining The Primary In Michigan's 89th: Two Candidates, Two Views

Rep. Amanda Price vs. Matthew Wiedenhoeft

… and voted for, like Medicaid expansion, Common Core, … more

Mitchell Ad About Moolenaar: Truthful or Over the Top?

Sen. Moolenaar: ‘The ad he is using is very deceitful’

… 2011 and against the Medicaid expansion in 2013. … after the passage of Medicaid expansion and the rejection … budget that expanded Medicaid and funded Obamacare.” As … Obamacare exchange and Medicaid expansion,” he said. … more

Pricey GOP Primary Race For Michigan’s 4th Congressional District

State Sen. John Moolenaar and retired businessman Paul Mitchell discuss Export-Import Bank, energy and health policy

… incentives, changes to Medicaid, energy policy, and … poor in the form of Medicaid block grants. Mitchell … causes bloat. “Medicaid, and a significant list … health exchanges and Medicaid expansion in the state … more

Obamacare's Survival up to State Legislators

Figures for Halbig's Michigan impact

… for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion — will loudly … more

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