It’s almost time for Michigan to start sharing Medicaid expansion costs

February 23, 2016 | In The Media, Michigan Radio

Starting in 2017, the State of Michigan will pay 5% of the Healthy Michigan Plan’s operating cost. Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed 2017 budget, which requires the state Legislature’s approval, included over $100 million for Healthy Michigan, the state’s Medicaid expansion program that provides health insurance for about 600,000 Michiganders.

Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s director, tells Michigan Radio she predicts the Legislature’s eventual approval “because the state is still getting savings from the general fund as a result of this federal contribution.”