medicaid en Expanded Medicaid Enrollment Soars <p><strong>Sign-ups for expanded Medicaid program soar over 300,000</strong><br /><br /><br />More than 300,000 low-income Michiganders have signed up for the state's expanded Medicaid program.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:43:20 +0000 Jake Neher 47547 at Expanded Medicaid Enrollment Soars Michigan Improperly Spent $160 Million On Medicaid <div>State auditors say Michigan improperly spent $160 million over three years caring for Medicaid recipients needing in-home services.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:45:15 +0000 Associated Press 47446 at Michigan Improperly Spent $160 Million On Medicaid 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="" 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 Healthy Michigan Enrollment Starts Today Michigan Preparing for Rollout of 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 Michigan Preparing for Rollout of Medicaid Expansion 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 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 Senate OKs Road Cash And Medicaid Expansion Changes Michigan's 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=""></a><br> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:34:53 +0000 Rose Carver 35215 at Michigan's Medicaid Expansion Impacts Washtenaw County Residents