Medicaid will now be provided to more Michiganders.
Governor Snyder signed the Healthy Michigan plan into law yesterday morning. Nearly half-a-million people, in the state, will now have access to healthcare with the expansion of Medicaid. Snyder has been rallying for this bill to be pushed since February, and if the state hadn't passed it, Michigan would have lost almost $200 million a year. Under this new bill, the federal government will cover 100% of the costs of the program for the next three years, and by 2020, Michigan will contribute 10% of the costs. Because the Senate did not give the bill immediate effect, it is projected to begin in April.