State legislators are sharply divided over an emerging plan to require Michigan insurance companies to tell policyholders the impact of the federal health care law on their premiums.
Michigan’s Medicaid expansion plan needs approval because it differs from the basic option offered to states under the federal health care law.
The law passed weeks ago but state lawmakers refuse to give the law immediate effect so those needing the aid of Medicaid will have to wait until April of 2014.
About half of Michigan’s Medicaid-eligible children now qualify for dental coverage.
Dr. Sandra Schiff of West Bloomfield is among those accused of forging patient records and falsifying reports.
All told, roughly 450,000 more residents could have insurance in 2014.
This week Michigan Matters features an encore airing of the “Eye on the Future” special about the Affordable Care Act called “The Health Care Act and You.”
Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer says for some, expanding Medicaid is a matter of life and death.
Snyder has signed legislation that will make more low-income adults eligible for health insurance through the federal health care law.
The GOP-led House approved expanding the government health insurance program to nearly a half-million Michigan residents.