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Michigan will continue to provide Medicaid coverage for sex reassignment surgeries and medications.

A high-ranking state health official has been placed on paid leave after being accused of excessively prescribing opioids.

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday that she will ask the Republican-led Legislature to change newly enacted work or job-related requirements to qualify for Michigan's Medicaid expansion program, saying that between 61,000 and 183,000 residents could lose coverage should the rules take effect in 2020, as scheduled.

The Trump administration on Friday approved Michigan's plan to add work or job-related requirements to its Medicaid expansion program, signing off on a waiver that Gov. Rick Snyder said also extends the expansion through 2023.

AG Bill Schuette
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Fraud charges have been filed against a woman who worked for Centria Healthcare, the largest provider of autism therapy in Michigan.

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Healthy Michigan means better credit for Michigan’s low-income residents. That’s according to a new study on the state’s Medicaid expansion released Monday. It found that people on the plan improved their financial health since getting the insurance coverage.

AG Bill Schuette
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Republican Bill Schuette said Wednesday that he wouldn't undo Michigan's expansion of Medicaid coverage if he were governor, refuting Democrats' accusation that electing him would lead to hundreds of thousands of adults losing their government health insurance.

Rick Snyder
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Work or education is now required for many Michigan residents receiving Medicaid health coverage.

Rick Snyder
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Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a plan to repeal and replace Michigan's tax on health insurance claims that is used to help fund Medicaid for low-income residents.

Michigan residents in the Healthy Michigan insurance program are a signature away from mandated work requirements.


The state Legislature is getting closer to requiring that people in the Healthy Michigan insurance program work to get those benefits. The bill is now one vote away from the governor’s desk.


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More than 500,000 able-bodied, nonelderly adults in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program would have to work or meet related requirements to keep qualifying for government health insurance under a revised bill that cleared a major legislative hurdle on Wednesday and is expected to become law.

A northern Michigan lawmaker is defending legislation that would require people to work to qualify for Medicaid.  Opponents of the bill say it would unfairly affect African Americans living in cities. 


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The state House opened hearings Wednesday on a bill that would require able-bodied people on Medicaid to have a job, be looking for work, or be enrolled in school. As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, the bill faces obstacles.


On the April 21-22, 2018 edition of Current State: a new bill to make thousands of Medicaid recipients in Michigan work for their benefits, an MSU professor gives his thoughts on the controversy at Starbucks, Kendrick Lamar wins a Pulitzer, a new place to watch glass-blowing in Michigan and meet the "last keeper of the light" in Ireland. Saturday at 11:00 a.m. & Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on 90.5 FM. 


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