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Medicaid expansion hinges on unlikely federal waiver

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WKAR File Photo
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Both chambers of the Michigan legislature have passed budgets for fiscal 2014.  But neither includes funding to expand Medicaid to more of the roughly 400,000 state residents without health insurance.  The decision is important because Medicaid expansion is a key component of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Advocates of Medicaid expansion who have faced cancer will be in downtown Lansing today hoping to change some legislators’ minds.   They’re part of a group associated with one of our next guests.   

Current State’s Mark Bashore talks with Citseko Staples-Miller, a senior staffer from the American Cancer Society's “Cancer Action Network,” and Mackinac Center senior legislative analyst Jack McHugh, who argues against Medicaid expansion in Michigan.

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