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Michigan State Budget Process Allows For Plausible Deniability

How Republicans may sneak through some bad spending provisions

… he did it with the Medicaid expansion issue. There … appropriations for Medicaid expansion. Yes, these … Republicans who opposed Medicaid expansion consider it … Republicans if the Medicaid expansion appropriations … more
Bulletin board, House Republican Communications Office

Legislative Reforms in 2013 Leave Much to be Desired

… news: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion. Maybe its … 90 percent federal Medicaid match-rate starting … more

April 4, 2014, MichiganVotes Weekly Vote Report

Bills on militarized police, tax assessors, topless bars

… "patient centered" Medicaid alternative Introduced … alternative to the Medicaid medical welfare program … more

Medicaid Expansion Studies Weren't Trustworthy

Analysis reveals multiple flaws

… adopt the Obamacare Medicaid expansion has been … that do not expand Medicaid." Jackson Hewitt estimated … already eligible for Medicaid without the state expansion … more

SEIU Fined Almost $200,000 Over Actions Tied To 2012 Ballot Proposal Campaign

Union suffers another loss related to dues skim, which took more than $34 million from home-based caregivers

… receiving from the Medicaid checks of as many as … receive dues from the Medicaid checks. At one point … more

Not Pretty: 2013 Legislative Roundup

… news: Obamacare Medicaid expansion: Maybe … 90 percent federal Medicaid match rate starting … phase-in if the Obamacare Medicaid expansion is ever rescinded. … more

March 7, 2014, MichiganVotes Weekly Vote Report

… Bill 608 , Revise Medicaid expansion funding; authorize … federal health care law Medicaid expansion starting in … more

Commentary: A Legislative Agenda for 2014

Get back to the 2011 and 2012 reform agenda.

… Repeal the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. Instead, … more

Tax Cut ‘Fever’?

Happy New Year!

… billion expansion of the Medicaid medical welfare program, … more

2013 In Review: Worker Freedom, Medicaid Expansion Took Center Stage

… for the expansion of Medicaid in Michigan and got … Michigan cashed larger Medicaid checks than they had … returned to them . Medicaid Expansion Takes Place … the nation to expand Medicaid. Doing so helps the … more

Happy New Year: The Center Looks Back and Looks Forward

… billion in additional Medicaid spending. This … more

October 25, 2013, MichiganVotes Weekly Vote Report

… federal health care law's Medicaid expansion (authorized … more

Celebrating the Past, Looking Forward

… recall by adopting the Medicaid expansion tied to … more

October 4, 2013, MichiganVotes Weekly Vote Report

… legislature immediately so Medicaid expansion can begin … care law ("Obamacare") Medicaid expansion can go into … more

SEIU Under Investigation over Prop 4

'Dues Skim' took $35 million from Medicaid recipients

… the SEIU targeted the Medicaid checks of Michigan's … more

MiChild Reimbursement Rate Being Cut

… the whole thing with Medicaid expansion is wrong. … longer accepting new Medicaid patients. That means … people on programs like Medicaid, with low reimbursement … moving these kids to a Medicaid HMO (health maintenance … more

Republicans Backsliding After Solid Reforms

… implement Obamacare s Medicaid expansion and to raise … more

September 6, 2013, MichiganVotes Weekly Vote Report

… federal health care law Medicaid expansion: Passed 75 … House-passed bill to expand Medicaid eligibility to 138 percent … more

GOP Controlled Legislature Passes Medicaid Expansion; Headed to Governor for Signature

State Rep.: 'Medicaid does not offer the best option of care for the expanded population'

Medicaid expansion in Michigan, … 4714 , which will expand Medicaid to able-bodied adults … 25 th state to expand Medicaid; 21 states have refused. … should all remember that Medicaid does not offer the best … more

Implementing Obamacare

… federal health care law Medicaid expansion: Passed 20 … Senate To expand Medicaid eligibility to families … Colbeck Amendment to Medicaid Expansion: Failed 17 … changes in the state Medicaid program associated with … more

Michigan Medicaid Expansion: A Win For President Obama?

… Michigan Senate passed a Medicaid expansion bill, it moved … the bill. As far as Medicaid expansion is concerned, … In Passing Obamacare Medicaid Expansion New Medicaid Study: 'Waivers Are … more

Eight Senate Republicans Join Democrats In Passing Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Bill headed back to the House

A Medicaid expansion bill passed … voted 20-18 to pass a Medicaid expansion bill ( House … wrench into the plans of Medicaid expansion proponents. … the person who put Medicaid expansion over the top. After … more

Hospitals: Careful What You Wish for on Medicaid

New research shows expansion could hurt providers

… suggests the Obamacare Medicaid expansion may cost … specifically, lower-quality Medicaid. Because Medicaid reimbursement levels … their patients are on Medicaid rather than having private … more

'Voting Yes on Medicaid Expansion is Voting for Obamacare'

State Senate takes another turn on Medicaid expansion issue

… legislation to expand Medicaid could take place today in … fashion the issue of Medicaid expansion in Michigan. … program. "Voting yes on Medicaid expansion is voting … without children on Medicaid. Studies have shown that … more

Two Democrats Join Republicans at Top of Tea Party Scorecard

Ratings shows bipartisanship on issues like fee increases, corporate welfare

… double-dipping, fees and Medicaid expansion. Ray … the group placed on Medicaid expansion, which is … most attention is the Medicaid expansion, which is … costly and ineffective Medicaid expansion. Obamacare … more

New Medicaid Study: ‘Waivers Are Temporary, Expansion Is Forever’

… adopting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion states can … administration will weaken the Medicaid requirements that they … state should expand Medicaid based upon the illusory … to genuinely reform Medicaid's ills." In the … more

Brain Surgery Required After Medicaid Issues Delayed Dental Care

The real patients of Medicaid video series

… sister to navigate the Medicaid maze. At first she tried … could not accept her Medicaid coverage. She discontinued … save money, Michigan Medicaid ended routine dental … Democrats want to expand Medicaid in Michigan, which is … more

Medicaid Pays Below What It Costs To Take Care of Patients

Video highlights real issues with Medicaid expansion in Michigan

… accept more patients on Medicaid but says he can't because … reimbursements too low. "Medicaid pays us way below what … said. He said Medicaid reimbursements are 22 … accepting patients on Medicaid. Gov. Rick Snyder, … more

Michigan Doctor Against Medicaid Expansion

… against the proposed Medicaid expansion in Michigan. … costs as it is and why Medicaid patients, under expansion, … more

Medicaid Client in ICU After Being Denied Routine Care

… how their sister on Medicaid ended up in the Intensive … tooth. In 2009, Michigan Medicaid eliminated routine dental … more

Health Policy Expert: GOP Medicaid Reforms 'Out Of The Stone Age'

… House Bill 4714 , the Medicaid expansion measure, are … trying to sell it as Medicaid reform. In reality, … is about expanding Medicaid and cooperating with … eligible for the expanded Medicaid because he or she makes … more

August 2, 2013, MichiganVotes.org Weekly Vote Report

… federal health care law's Medicaid expansion to the full … would authorize the Medicaid expansion in Michigan. The … federal health care law Medicaid expansion The Senate … passed bill to expand Medicaid eligibility to families … more

The Real Patients of Medicaid: Rebecca

… Myers qualifies for Medicaid because she is a single … care program under Medicaid and says she has easy … discovered Michigan Medicaid did not cover out of … it is not covered by Medicaid. Myers said she would … more

Medicaid Expansion Plan: New Exterior, Same Core

… legislation to expand Medicaid in Michigan. But … Refusing to expand Medicaid would put Michigan … by the House to pass Medicaid expansion. Twenty-eight … which would expand Medicaid, and a package of bills … more

Commentary: House GOP Leadership's Obamacare Flip-Flop

No explanation for June’s sudden Medicaid expansion reversal

… related to the Obamacare Medicaid expansion occurred in … members had opposed Medicaid expansion all year, … They don't really want Medicaid expansion in Michigan. … that was a recipe for Medicaid expansion, with no 48-month … more

Senate Offers Multiple Medicaid Expansion Plans

A vote could take place late this month

… action on expanding Medicaid in Michigan by reporting … want, which is to expand Medicaid in Michigan. Medicaid expansion is the top … Obamacare. Expanding Medicaid in Michigan accommodates … more

The Real Patients of Medicaid: Teraca

… child. She is covered by Medicaid, but has no regular … sick." Teraca is like many Medicaid patients who do not … Research shows that Medicaid patients are twice as … visit the ER than non-Medicaid patients. The inefficiency … more

Medicaid Expansion Explained

… the current state of Medicaid and the consequences … more


Summer 2013 Edition

… Ceilings and Walls Medicaid Expansion ... What’s … Failures Expert: Medicaid Expansion Means Increased … Study Suggests Michigan Medicaid Expansion Not Worth … more

The Real Patients of Medicaid: Rebecca

… Myers qualifies for Medicaid because she is a single … care program" under Medicaid and reports easy access … discovered Michigan Medicaid did not cover care when … she would lose her Medicaid coverage because of … more

The Real Patients of Medicaid: Teraca

… sixth child. She is on Medicaid, does not have a regular … recent pregnancy diagnosis. Medicaid patients use the ER … is pushing to expand Medicaid in Michigan. Doing so … passed a bill to expand Medicaid in Michigan, but the … more

Medicaid Recipient: 'When I ask where I'm supposed to go, I'm told the hospital'

Videos highlight the real issues with Medicaid in Michigan

… on and off Michigan Medicaid for more than 20 years. … doctor who will accept Medicaid and why the system routinely … doctors that will accept Medicaid insurance. Most places … is pushing to expand Medicaid in Michigan. The House … more

The Real Patients of Medicaid: Julie

… on and off Michigan Medicaid for more than 20 years. … doctor who will accept Medicaid and why it routinely … more

MichiganVotes: New Bill Starts Discussion Of Medicaid Expansion Alternatives

Senator introduces 'free market alternative' to Medicaid expansion

… free-market alternative to Medicaid expansion. The … offered in place of Medicaid expansion. On Thursday, … solution to Michigan's Medicaid expansion issue. This … House Bill 4714 , the Medicaid expansion bill that … more

If Medicaid Expansion Passes, GOP 'Yes' Votes Likely Stuck Voting to Pay For It Too

Attorney General Bill Schuette Opposes Medicaid Expansion

… Republicans who voted for the Medicaid expansion bill may have … bills to follow. Medicaid expansion is the key … opposed the expansion of Medicaid," said Joy Yearout, … states that agree to the Medicaid expansion. In the past, … more

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