Implementing Obamacare

House Bill 4714, Accept federal health care law Medicaid expansion: Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate
To expand Medicaid eligibility to families and childless adults up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, which implements a key component of the federal health care law, called Obamacare by most people. Under that law, the feds are supposed to pay 100 percent of the expansion’s cost during the first three years, with the state responsible for not more than 10 percent of the costs starting in 2020. The House must still vote on modest changes the Senate made to the bill.

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House Bill 4714, Colbeck Amendment to Medicaid Expansion: Failed 17 to 21 in the Senate
To use more rigorous methods for estimating cost savings that supposedly will be generated by changes in the state Medicaid program associated with its expansion under the federal health law. If savings are not realized then supposedly the state will tell the federal government to stop funding some $3 billion in increased annual managed care contracts with Michigan hospitals under the Medicaid expansion.

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