Gov. Snyder says the effort will give residents “health care coverage they need to lead healthy, productive lives.”
Auditors warn that Michigan could be forced to repay nearly $97 million to the U.S. government.
The state says about 46,100 people have applied for Michigan’s expanded Medicaid plan since it launched last week.
The new program will expand coverage to nearly half a million low-income Michiganders without insurance.
Hundreds of thousands of low-income adults will be eligible for health insurance starting April 1 under Michigan’s expansion of Medicaid.
For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
About 84,000 Michigan residents who qualify for government health insurance are being forced to wait for benefits because of glitches in the new federal insurance website.
A divided Michigan House approved a mid-year spending bill Tuesday with more money for road maintenance because of the severe winter and to account for a delay in the expansion of Medicaid.
Eleven people, many from Metro Detroit, have been charged with Medicaid abuse, to the tune of $60,000.
The Obama administration has signed off on Michigan’s plan to expand Medicaid to 322,000 more low-income residents.