As Trump calls Obamacare a 'disaster,' experts tout successes in Michigan

Posted on July 27, 2017

A new article from reports on the successes of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in Michigan. Through the coverage expansion under the ACA and Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program, uncompensated care has decreased, tens of thousands of jobs were created and nearly 1 million Michiganders now have healthcare coverage.

"When people talk about returning to the 'good old days,' those were not good old days,” said Loretta Leja, MD, board president of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians and a family doctor in Cheboygan. “People weren't getting care. I have three patients with grown children who died because they couldn't afford medical care, one of them of pneumonia.”

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

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