Michigan GOP governor proposes Medicaid expansion
To qualify, annual household income must be below 138 percent of the federal poverty level, about $15,000 for an individual and $32,000 for a family of four.
Conservatives are concerned deficit-burdened Washington will renege on the 90-percent deal and also have a philosophical resistance to expanding government programs and the notion that federal dollars are different from state dollars.
At least one business organization is supporting Snyder. The Small Business Association of Michigan echoed his concerns with the uninsured not getting preventive treatment and later going to the emergency room for more expensive medical care that is passed onto people and companies with private insurance coverage.
‘‘It’s called cost-shifting and it’s been happening for a very long time,’’ said Rob Fowler, the group’s president and CEO. ‘‘Whether you supported Obamacare or not — and we did not — one of the main elements of it is ‘everybody in.'’’
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