In an effort to gain support for expanding Medicaid as part of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, Gov. Rick Snyder has traveled the state peddling promises. Looking at the experience of two states — Arizona and Maine — that voluntarily expanded their Medicaid programs long before President Obama took office, we can measure Snyder’s theories about how Medicaid expansion might work in Michigan against how it actually works in practice.
In a short, minutes-long meeting today, the Senate Government Operations Committee provided a non-update, update regarding the proceedings of the Medicaid workgroup headed by State Senator Roger Kahn (R-Saginaw Township).
The Kaiser Family Foundation has put together an interactive timeline designed to explain how and when the provisions of the Affordable Care Act will be implemented over the next several years.
A special committee hearing on 'Common Core' is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, July 16th from 9-11 a.m. in room 521 of the House Office Building.
The Medicaid Expansion Workgroup, a.k.a. the Healthy Michigan Workgroup, will be meeting throughout the summer to discuss plans to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also called ObamaCare. View schedule here.