Detroit News: Senate plan ends Mich. Medicaid expansion by 2021

Posted on June 27, 2017

The Detroit News reported that the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency estimates that the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program, would shut down by the end of fiscal year 2021 or Oct. 1, 2021 under the U.S. Senate’s proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Laura Appel, senior vice president of the MHA, was interviewed for the article and discussed the impact of the loss of funding in the state of Michigan.  

“We’re going to be scrambling to keep the program serving all the people who need this program in Michigan at 75 percent of the money we have now,” said Appel. A recent report from the MHA highlights the positive impact the Healthy Michigan Plan has had on healthcare in the state. 

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Tags: Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, AHCA, ACA repeal and replace

Posted in: MHA In The News


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