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Bill Schuette Talks State Government

‘The growth is in states that have lower taxes and fewer regulations’

… work requirement for Medicaid for able-bodied adults … clear and vibrant and expansive. That is about entrepreneurism, … more

Auto Insurance Reform for Seniors, Repeal Prevailing Wage, Medicaid Work

June 8, 2018 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

… requirement on able-bodied Medicaid recipients: Passed … individuals enrolled in the Medicaid expansion authorized by the … requirement on able-bodied Medicaid recipients: Passed … more

Lawmakers Repeal Prevailing Wage and Pass Work Requirements for Able-Bodied Medicaid Population

Repeal of union wage mandates and application of Medicaid work requirements will benefit taxpayers and Michigan’s economy

… enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program. Both reforms … “Healthy Michigan” Medicaid-expansion program. Individuals … that we remember why Medicaid was established in the … more

Michigan Economy Rebounds, But Medicaid Enrollment Soars

Republicans drove increase in Medicaid spending while food stamps decline

… either food stamps or Medicaid assistance increased … Obamacare Medicaid expansion championed by Gov. … the number collecting Medicaid benefits. The number … traditional (1.8 million) or expansion (698,733) Medicaid … more

Sponsor Of Medicaid Work Requirements: They’re The ‘Right Thing To Do’

Able-bodied beneficiaries would have to get a job, get training, go to school or do community service

… condition of getting Medicaid health benefits. These … Michigan’s acceptance of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable … Obamacare Medicaid expansion also required the … more

As Medicaid Costs Skyrocket, States Have a New Opportunity to Innovate

New guidance on work requirements indicates potential for reforms

States have seen Medicaid costs skyrocket over … Michigan’s rising Medicaid expansion costs, which will … from the Center for Medicaid Services, which last … Michigan’s Medicaid expansion under the Affordable … more

Michigan Legislature’s 10 Most Revealing Votes of 2017

Which side were your lawmakers on?

… accept the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. That move brought … more

Half Of Able-Bodied Michigan Medicaid Expansion Enrollees Don’t Work

More than 600,000 enrolled, while total state unemployment down to just 218,000

… accept the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in 2013, it was estimated … level would enroll in Medicaid. The actual number turned … able-bodied Medicaid expansion population do not … more

Dog-Fight Dogs, Obamacare, Financial Exploitation, Multi-Lingual State Websites

August 18, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

… enrollment in Obamacare Medicaid expansion Introduced … enrollment in the state Medicaid expansion authorized by the … more

Pension Reform, Electronic Vehicle Registration, Decriminalize Idling in Driveway

June 16, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

… addiction treatment in Medicaid benefits: Passed 105 … process to restrict expansive court cost levies: … welfare system, including Medicaid. Who Voted "Yes" … more

Michigan Medicaid Patient Can't Find Care, So She Pays For Innovative Alternative

Direct Primary Care: 'You pay a flat fee ... and it's amazing'

When Michigan expanded Medicaid in 2013, one person … state's version of the Medicaid expansion component of the … included under a state Medicaid managed care contract … more

The Hypocrisy of 'Public' Education Rhetoric

What’s being protected here: The Constitution or union dues?

… health care vouchers (Medicaid) and food vouchers (Bridge … broadly support both Medicaid expansion and federal food aid expansion, without constitutional … more

Obamacare in Michigan: 32 Percent More Than Projected Take Medicaid Expansion

State’s free ride about to end on free coverage for able-bodied adults

… adoption of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion could cost state … Michigan’s share of the Medicaid expansion costs are … have enrolled for the expansion here as of October … more

State Health Policy Toolkit

10 reforms state lawmakers can implement now

… repealed. 3. Verifying Medicaid Eligibility Problem: The number of Medicaid enrollees is skyrocketing, … Unwind the Medicaid Expansion Problem: … rate. The Medicaid expansion did not increase … more

The Most Important State Election This November: Michigan's Next House Speaker

Three representatives face off for the top spot

… accepting the Obamacare Medicaid expansion (VerHeulen and … government programs like Medicaid and Medicare.” VerHeulen … more

Michigan Budget on Course for $7 Billion Rise Under Republicans

From $47.6 billion in 2011 to $55 billion

… under the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. When federal … more

Hohman in LSJ: Road Tax Hike to Fund Medicaid Expansion

… pay for the state’s Medicaid expansion, Mackinac Center’s … pay for Michigan’s Medicaid expansion and increases in … more

Legislation Would Prevent State From Advertising to Get More People on Medicaid

Program expanded 30 percent beyond projections

… adoption of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. During the expansion debate in 2013, it … more
State Budget

Governor’s Budget Pays for Medicaid Expansion with a Gas Tax

Michigan's revenue growth is set to continue

… pay for the state’s Medicaid expansion. Normally, roads … budget: the state’s Medicaid program. The state … this increase and the expansion of other services, … more

Legislature Hoping for Improbable Federal Rescue of Medicaid Expansion

Without waiver, it's back to the drawing board

The Obamacare Medicaid expansion approved by the Michigan … Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services grants Michigan … 600,000 people the expansion added to the state’s … more

Bill Would Ban Advertising to Get More People on Medicaid

State Senator: This 'just encourages more people to become dependent on government'

… adoption of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. The current … annually to promote the Medicaid expansion to potential enrollees. … more

Michigan’s Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Incentives gone awry

… passed a bill expanding Medicaid, a core component of … hubbub surrounding the expansion bill was a section … care services under Medicaid to offer “healthy behavior” … critic of Medicaid expansion in the state Senate. … more

Politicians Misrepresent Road Funding Bills to Promote Tax Hike

Slower spending growth is not a 'cut'

… the Obamacare-driven expansion of Medicaid will mean some increased … more

Obamacare Exchange: Michigan Dodged a Bullet

… votes, which is how Medicaid expansion became law the following … more

Michigan’s Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Exceeds Projections by 22 Percent

Cost may be much more expensive than originally assumed

… under the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. Here’s what the … adopt his Obamacare Medicaid expansion plan, he too sold … more
Pension reform graphic

What the New Legislature Should Stand For — And What It Should Not

… passing the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. Although the Legislature … more

Obamacare's Michigan Tale: Small Drop in Uninsured While Families Pay More

Four things about Obamacare in Michigan

… always been a massive Medicaid expansion scheme. In Michigan, … residents were added to Medicaid rolls between the third … an already-strained Medicaid program. If you … more

What the New Legislature Should Stand For – and What It Should Not

A time for choosing in Michigan

… passing the Obamacare Medicaid expansion . The good news … more

CapCon Interview with Founding Editor Ken Braun and Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman

On its fifth year anniversary, a history lesson

… so-called dues dollars from Medicaid recipients without CapCon … spending and government expansions. These were … more

Doctors Accepting More Medicaid Patients – for Now

… Michigan doctors accepting Medicaid patients, leaving the impression that Medicaid expansion in Michigan … impression that Medicaid expansion in Michigan is a … Obamacare Medicaid expansion. But that extra federal … more

'Hastert Rule' May Impact Michigan House GOP Leadership Race

… things pass, like Medicaid expansion — and there were … got run over.” Medicaid expansion passed twice in the … more

Libertarian Think Tank Grades Gov. Snyder Low for Tax Hike Intentions

… didn’t incorporate the Medicaid expansion, arguably Snyder’s … massive and bipartisan expansion of corporate welfare, … more

Choosing the Next Michigan Speaker of the House

Some key differences between the potential leaders

… is on the Obamacare Medicaid expansion  which Reps. Pscholka … own caucus. In 2013, Medicaid expansion was passed by the … more

Right-to-Work Will be Blamed

If Gov. Snyder loses re-election

… policies (especially Medicaid expansion and his efforts to … more

Disdain for Politics Gov. Snyder's Undoing?

An analysis of the gubernatorial race

… Gov. Snyder wanted Medicaid expansion. Polls showed that … choices and he’d decided Medicaid expansion was the lesser evil … more

Incumbents Outspent Challengers 5-to-1 In Competitive Primary Races

… races voted for the Medicaid expansion and in two of the … more

No Shortage of Issues To Attack On In Michigan's 15th District Senate Primary

Sen. Mike Kowall, Matt Maddock and Ron Molnar

… Republicans who voted for Medicaid expansion; is that representing … more

Incumbent’s Record Targeted and Defended in Michigan's 46th

Rep. Bradford Jacobsen and John Reilly discuss their differences on energy mandates, select subsidies

Medicaid expansion and Common Core have … Healthy Michigan Plan (Medicaid expansion) and Common Core,” … more

Defining The Primary In Michigan's 89th: Two Candidates, Two Views

Rep. Amanda Price vs. Matthew Wiedenhoeft

… and voted for, like Medicaid expansion, Common Core, the … more

Mitchell Ad About Moolenaar: Truthful or Over the Top?

Sen. Moolenaar: ‘The ad he is using is very deceitful’

… 2011 and against the Medicaid expansion in 2013. So why … after the passage of Medicaid expansion and the rejection … more

Pricey GOP Primary Race For Michigan’s 4th Congressional District

State Sen. John Moolenaar and retired businessman Paul Mitchell discuss Export-Import Bank, energy and health policy

… incentives, changes to Medicaid, energy policy, and … example of the massive expansion of the size and scope … poor in the form of Medicaid block grants. Mitchell … exchanges and Medicaid expansion in the state Legislature. “If … more

Obamacare's Survival up to State Legislators

Figures for Halbig's Michigan impact

… for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion — will loudly demand … more

Incumbent’s Voting Record, Philosophy Challenged In Michigan's 107th

Rep. Frank Foster vs. Lee Chatfield

… opponent voted for Medicaid expansion, adding to the community … “It is the biggest expansion since the 1960s. … more

July 18, 2014, Michigan Legislature Roll Call Report

Key votes from 2013-14

… Bill 4714 , Approve Medicaid expansion: Passed 76 to 31 … 2013 To expand Medicaid eligibility to families … health care law Medicaid expansion: Passed 20 to 18 … more

Stances on Corporate Welfare a Difference In Michigan's 39th House Race

Rep. Klint Kesto vs. Deb O'Hagan

… his support of the Medicaid expansion and Common Core. The … more

Incumbent’s Voting Record Targeted In Michigan's 86th District House Primary Race

Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons vs. Angela Rigas

… have voted 'yes' on Medicaid expansion, the Detroit bailout, … happened with issues like Medicaid expansion. They want us to … more

Select Business Subsidies, Endorsements Are Differences In 37th District Senate GOP Primary

State Representatives Wayne Schmidt and Greg MacMaster face off

… switched his vote on Medicaid expansion last summer. He voted … Schmidt voted "yes" on Medicaid expansion both times. Michigan … more