Stories tagged: "medicaid"


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EXCLUSIVE: A Republican Plan to Raise Taxes on Michiganders–and Potentially End Social Security and Medicare–is Massively Unpopular, Poll Shows

Florida Sen. Rick Scott, who is in charge of winning back control of the US Senate for the Republican Party, introduced a plan that would raise taxes and could end Social Security and Medicare for more than 2.1 million Michiganders and eliminate Medicaid coverage for 2.8 million state residents.

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Gov. Whitmer Expands Medicaid Coverage for Moms & Babies to 12 Months Postpartum

The expansion of coverage—made possible by President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan—is expected to help 35,000 pregnant and postpartum people in Michigan each year, according to the governor’s office.

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1 in 4 Rural Michigan Hospitals Is in Danger of Closing, Even During a Pandemic. Here’s Why.

Overburdened and underfunded, Michigan’s rural hospitals are in need of life support to continue serving a large swath of the state’s families. 

At Tuesday night's debate in Cleveland, Ohio, President Trump lied about the nature of sensitivity training and refused to condemn white supremacist groups.
Joe Biden Has Released His Healthcare Plan. Here’s What It Means for You.

The Democratic contender promises that as president he will work to protect and build on the Affordable Care Act.

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More Than 1 in 10 Michiganders Are Now Uninsured During the Pandemic

An estimated 12% of Michiganders are without health insurance while 12% of Detroiters with coronavirus die. What options are available for the uninsured?