Medicaid Expansion Passes House, Moves to Senate

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A revised plan to expand Medicaid in Michigan as part of the Affordable Care Act has cleared the state House.

The measure would bring in 320-thousand more non-disabled adults into Medicaid next year. It will bring on more in subsequent years.

The revised version of the plan would expand Medicaid in the state, but the changes in the measure will require federal waivers.

Most prominent among the proposed changes is a provision that says those who are at 100 to 133 percent of the poverty level will have to pay more for Medicaid coverage after 48-months, or else simply buy insurance for themselves from the federally-run exchange.

Governor Rick Snyder has expressed a goal in getting the bill to his desk before the Legislature breaks for summer recess. The bill now heads to the Senate.

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