Michigan GOP governor proposes Medicaid expansion

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Michigan's Republican governor says he supports expanding Medicaid eligibility to hundreds of thousands of residents without insurance under the Obama administration's health care overhaul.

Rick Snyder made the announcement Wednesday afternoon at a Lansing hospital, a day before he proposes his next state budget.

The federal health care law gives states the option to accept the expansion, refuse it or postpone a decision.

But there are benefits for states that choose to expand Medicaid. The federal government will pick up the entire cost in the first three years and 90 percent over the long haul.

Snyder is likely to run into resistance from Republican lawmakers opposed to the health law. They believe federal officials could renege.

Hospitals, doctors and others in favor of Medicaid expansion joined Snyder at his announcement.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 190129341 - wndu.com/a?a=190129341
Gray Television, Inc.