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Medicaid Payments Should Go to Caregivers, Not to Unions

U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

… Center strongly opposes the expansion of Medicaid payments to labor organizations … discover the redirection of Medicaid payments to labor organizations, … deduction of union dues from the Medicaid payments of home-based caregivers … system in which payments of Medicaid funds can be directed to …

Telemedicine

… payer insurance market and in Medicaid. This flexibility increases … comes to telemedicine for Medicaid recipients, including those … Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, state policymakers … Health and Human Services gave Medicaid recipients increased freedom … health care through the expansion of telemedicine can help …

Many Emergency Orders To Fight COVID-19 Should Be Put Into Law For Good

… following subjects: Certificate of Need: The law, which prevents the expansion of health care facilities and services, was rolled back to deal with the … most areas of state government, including K-12 schools, universities, Medicaid, Pure Michigan advertising and most departments. The virus changed that, …

Michigan’s Personal Income Tax During Pandemic

… allocations are to prisons, Medicaid and state universities. … them may be eligible for Medicaid. The pandemic may also cause … for people to be covered by Medicaid, and it makes those groups … If the number of people in Medicaid needing treatment for COVID-19 … services given to the Medicaid expansion population, which is …

Michigan’s Personal Income Tax During Pandemic

Pressure on tax revenues and the services the taxes pay for

… allocations are to prisons, Medicaid and state universities. … them may be eligible for Medicaid. The pandemic may also cause … for people to be covered by Medicaid, and it makes those groups … If the number of people in Medicaid needing treatment for COVID-19 … services given to the Medicaid expansion population, which is …

There May Finally Be Hope for Moving Health Care Policy in the Right Direction

… Obamacare gives states to extend Medicaid coverage to able-bodied, … keep the expanded form of Medicaid and use so-called market-based … choose to reside. Freeze Medicaid enrollment for able-bodied … director John Nixon said of the Medicaid program. In 2010, Michigan … the Legislature to revisit expansion if the projected savings …

2020: A New Day, or Groundhog Day?

… governments — not just Michigan’s — is Medicaid, and the Obamacare Medicaid expansion (i.e., Healthy Michigan) is … was originally forecast. The main Medicaid program for the low-income elderly, … safety agencies. Now the Obamacare expansion threatens to compound that problem. …

CapCon’s Top 10 Stories For 2019

Road Fix That Wasn’t, Gun-Free Zones, 1,100 Windmills Won’t Replace This Coal Plant

… only, not federal or local dollars. No. 4 Headline: Republicans Imposed Medicaid Work Requirements; Governor Wants To Undo Them From the story: Michigan’s … to require childless, able-bodied beneficiaries of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion to meet work, training or community service requirements. In a February …

Large Hospitals Want State Monopoly On New Cancer Treatment

And a state commission will give it to them unless legislature acts

… created in 1978 to limit capital expenditures by medical facilities on expansions and expensive technology. State Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville, chairman … said. “Half of all customers are covered by the government (Medicare and Medicaid).” While new cellular therapies using blood modified in a laboratory are …

Whitmer Coy On ‘Medicare For All,’ But Went Extra Mile For Obamacare’s Medicaid

A parliamentary maneuver that raised eyebrows

… up for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion. Whitmer joined all … Republicans) in voting “yes” on the expansion, which made more people eligible for Medicaid and was expected to send … that in the Senate. So, Medicaid expansion could not begin until … immediately. That way, the Medicaid expansion would go into effect …