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'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
Dan Armstrong, Mike Reitz, Patrick Wright, Joe Lehman

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
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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 … he voted yes" on Medicaid expansion. I … 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

Incumbent’s Voting Record, Philosophy Challenged In Michigan's 107th

Rep. Frank Foster vs. Lee Chatfield

… opponent voted for Medicaid expansion, adding to … more

July 18, 2014, Michigan Legislature Roll Call Report

Key votes from 2013-14

… Bill 4714 , Approve Medicaid expansion: Passed 76 … 2013 To expand Medicaid eligibility to families … federal health care law Medicaid expansion: Passed 20 … federal health care law Medicaid expansion. This was … more

Stances on Corporate Welfare a Difference In Michigan's 39th House Race

Rep. Klint Kesto vs. Deb O'Hagan

… his support of the Medicaid expansion and Common … more

Incumbent’s Voting Record Targeted In Michigan's 86th District House Primary Race

Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons vs. Angela Rigas

… have voted 'yes' on Medicaid expansion, the Detroit … happened with issues like Medicaid expansion. They want … lawmakers who voted for it (Medicaid expansion) will be gone … more

Supreme Court Rules Unionization Schemes Involving Home-Based Care Providers Are Illegal

Mackinac Center represented workers similar to those in Illinois who were forced to pay union dues simply because they got state money

… disabled who received Medicaid money from the state. In … received subsidies from Medicaid for payment challenged … Illinois took a cut of the Medicaid money being sent to … more

Audit Shows SEIU 'Dues Skim' Likely Bolstered By Extra $3.7 Million; Union-Run Registry Ineffective

… audit of the state's Medicaid Home Help Program found … million in dues from the Medicaid checks of the elderly … prevent or recover Medicaid payments made for Home … support home care for Medicaid beneficiaries by the … more

Select Business Subsidies, Endorsements Are Differences In 37th District Senate GOP Primary

State Representatives Wayne Schmidt and Greg MacMaster face off

… switched his vote on Medicaid expansion last summer. … Schmidt voted "yes" on Medicaid expansion both times. Michigan … spoke out against the Medicaid expansion the second … more

'He's Just Making That Up' — No Shortage of Attacks In 3rd Congressional District GOP Primary

Congressman Justin Amash vs. Brian Ellis

… welfare, he supports Medicaid expansion in Michigan … opponent. "On Medicaid expansion I said it … their judgment. But Medicaid expansion was a state … more

June 13, 2014, MichiganVotes Weekly Vote Report

Education, e-cigarettes and guns

… federal health care law's Medicaid expansion). Of this, … more

SEIU Membership Drops 80 Percent After Dues Skim Ends

Union loses $4.2 million in dues and fees

… took money from the Medicaid checks of the people … deducted from their Medicaid checks in January and … more

A Center-Right Candidate Questionnaire that Digs Deeper

… people on Michigan's Medicaid medical welfare rolls, … more

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
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MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Fall 2013 Edition

… Legislature Passed Medicaid Expansion; Gov. Snyder … took $35 million from Medicaid recipients Loss … 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

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