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The following statement is from Gilda Z. Jacobs, president & CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy, on the 4-0-1 vote Wednesday by the Senate Government Operations Committee to approve a substitute to HB 4714 (Medicaid expansion):
“This is a huge step forward for low-income uninsured adults in Michigan. Accepting federal dollars to provide needed health care to low-wage workers, unemployed parents and others will improve the health of hundreds of thousands in our state and increase Michigan’s competitiveness. It will reduce expensive and unnecessary emergency room treatment while saving dollars and providing more effective care. It’s hoped that the full Senate will quickly pass this plan when senators return next month.’’
The Michigan League for Public Policy, formerly the Michigan League for Human Services, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy and research organization dedicated to economic opportunity for all.