Waiver approval in Michigan means 600,000 people can stay on expanded Medicaid program

December 16, 2015

The federal government has provided the second and final waiver needed to continue the Healthy Michigan program, WDET reports, meaning about 600,000 Michiganders will be able to stay on the state's expanded Medicaid program. The part of the program that needed approval requires participants with incomes between 100 and 133 percent of the federal poverty level to work with doctors to get healthier. Otherwise, they will have to get their insurance through the federal healthcare exchange. That requirement begins in April of 2018.
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