The GOP-led House approved expanding the government health insurance program to nearly a half-million Michigan residents.
The vote clears a big hurdle for implementing a key but optional component of the federal health care law.
Michigan is a partner with the Maryland government IT provider CNSI in a new platform to use cloud computing in the Medicaid insurance market.
Governor Snyder has been pushing to expand Medicaid and Monday about 40 people protested outside a hotel where the governor was attending the Macomb County Lincoln Day dinner.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
Michigan’s GOP Senate leader says he’s tentatively planning to hold a vote in late August on Medicaid expansion legislation.
Speaking live on WWJ, the governor says it’s time to put emotions aside and work together toward a health care solution.
Sister Mary Ellen Howard, with Cabrini Clinic in Detroit, says there are about 200,000 people in Detroit who are uninsured.
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The Rick Snyder v. Senate Republicans showdown over Medicaid expansion is overshadowing the fact that other big bills went unresolved before lawmakers adjourned for at least two months.