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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

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

Oregon Study Suggests Michigan Medicaid Expansion Not Worth the Cost

Health policy expert: 'The nation's top health economists released a study that throws a huge "STOP" sign in front of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion'

… Legislature debates expanding Medicaid, a new study says that … group in the state's Medicaid program and another … enrolled in the state's Medicaid program. "We found … significant effect of Medicaid coverage on the prevalence … 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

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

'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

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

MichiganVotes: House GOP Medicaid Expansion Plan Faces Hurdles

… Thursday that would expand Medicaid, but the measure includes … might reject. Medicaid expansion is the No … administration wants states to expand Medicaid, which would lock them … would go along with Medicaid expansion only if the … more

Medicaid Expansion: The Decisive Obamacare Battle

… the law's survival: Medicaid expansion. The Medicaid battle is being fought … announced he would expand Medicaid as prescribed but … department here. The Medicaid expansion is far more … 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

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