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An overhaul of Michigan’s auto insurance system topped the list of new laws in 2019.

The Governor made a plea to Republicans in the legislature in a letter last week  asking them to suspend Medicaid work requirements while there is ongoing litigation. The program is currently scheduled to begin January 1st.
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As lawmakers in Lansing extend olive branches to make a deal on the state budget, public disagreements over Medicaid work requirements continue.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Monday she wants to pause the implementation of work requirements for adults in Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program until a lawsuit is resolved, but doing so would require an agreement from Republican lawmakers.

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Four enrollees in Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program filed a lawsuit Friday challenging work requirements that are set to take effect in January, arguing that the Trump administration lacked the authority to approve the rules that undermine the Affordable Care Act.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that she wants to cut the number of Michigan’s opioid-related overdose deaths in half within five years, joining with other top state officials to outline several initiatives to combat the epidemic.

Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed changes to Michigan's reporting requirements for people who will have to meet work-related requirements to qualify for Medicaid coverage.

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Michigan's Legislature has approved a bill that would exempt some Medicaid recipients from having to meet monthly reporting rules if the state can verify their compliance with work requirements through other data.

Michigan officials say they don't want new federal rules to discourage immigrants from applying for public assistance.

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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.

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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.