June 11, 2018

Michigan about to deny health care to tens of thousands

Talk Poverty  - Any day now, Governor Snyder is expected to sign a bill that would add work requirements to Healthy Michigan, Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program, which helps nearly 700,000 Michiganders. Under the legislation, people who can’t find a job or get enough hours at work would be locked out of receiving health care through Healthy Michigan for a full year.  About 350,000 people, including students, parents, and caretakers, would be affected. And while the bill’s sponsors claim the requirements would exempt people with disabilities, many would be caught in the cross hairs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To become "officially" disabled and eligible for benefits, one must have adequate affordable healthcare to get the right diagnosis. How many disabled people are falling through the cracks, because they can't afford the diagnosis.