medicaid http://wemu.org en Healthy Michigan Enrollment Starts Today http://wemu.org/post/healthy-michigan-enrollment-starts-today <div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;LANSING&nbsp;- Michigan is launching its <a href="http://enrollmichigan.com/healthy-michigan-plan/" target="_blank">expanded Medicaid plan</a> to provide health insurance for hundreds of thousands of low-income adults.</div><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 08:13:51 +0000 Associated Press 43709 at http://wemu.org Healthy Michigan Enrollment Starts Today Michigan Preparing for Rollout of Medicaid Expansion http://wemu.org/post/michigan-preparing-rollout-medicaid-expansion <div>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says April 1 is when hundreds of thousands of low-income adults can begin enrolling for health insurance under Michigan's expansion of Medicaid. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republican governor says he's comfortable with the launch date after his administration tested computer systems and developed a plan to get the word out to the public. Coverage will be retroactive to the first day of the month in which people apply.</span></div><div> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:42:23 +0000 Associated Press 43120 at http://wemu.org Michigan Preparing for Rollout of Medicaid Expansion Lansing Seeks Long-Term Medicaid Funding Fix http://wemu.org/post/lansing-seeks-long-term-medicaid-funding-fix <div><strong>State lawmakers look to patch Medicaid shortfall, say long-term solution critical</strong></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">By Jake </span>Neher</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigan's Medicaid program faces a budget shortfall this year of more than $100 million dollars. That's because a new tax on health insurance claims is not producing as much revenue as state officials expected.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This week, the state Senate passed a mid-year budget bill that would patch that hole in the Medicaid budget. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:48:35 +0000 Bob Eccles 41904 at http://wemu.org Senate OKs Road Cash And Medicaid Expansion Changes http://wemu.org/post/senate-oks-road-cash-and-medicaid-expansion-changes <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Senate has voted to spend more for winter road maintenance and to adjust the budget to account for a delay in the expansion of Medicaid. The legislation includes $100 million to fix potholes and help governments with higher-than-usual salting and snow plowing bills. Expanding Medicaid to more low-income adults was supposed to occur in January before senators delayed&nbsp; it until April. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:34:53 +0000 Associated Press 41821 at http://wemu.org Senate OKs Road Cash And Medicaid Expansion Changes Michigan's Medicaid Expansion Impacts Washtenaw County Residents http://wemu.org/post/michigans-medicaid-expansion-impacts-washtenaw-county-residents <p>The Medicaid expansion bill signed into law by Gov. Snyder earlier this week will have a major impact on health care in Washtenaw County.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both it and the upcoming state health insurance marketplace will affect many of the people already receiving coverage through the </span>Washtenaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health Plan.&nbsp;Many people currently receiving health coverage through the&nbsp;</span>Washtenaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Health Plan will lose that coverage and be required to get it instead through either the newly expanded Medicaid or the upcoming health insurance marketplace.</span></p><p><br>Krista Nordberg is the Director of Enrollment and Advocacy at Washtenaw Health Plan. She says there will likely be timing issues with these changes.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Washtenaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health Plan helps people get the health care services they need, like doctor and clinic visits, outpatient lab and X-ray tests, prescriptions, hospitalization and mental health services.</span></p><p><br>You can learn more at their website: <a href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org">www.ewashtenaw.org</a><br> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:34:53 +0000 Rose Carver 35215 at http://wemu.org Michigan's Medicaid Expansion Impacts Washtenaw County Residents