Chamber endorses Medicaid expansion

The Detroit News: March 21, 2013

The Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the Medicaid expansion proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder, despite opposition by many Republicans. The chamber’s Executive Board voted to back the expansion Wednesday, the same day a House appropriations subcommittee advanced a community health budget bill that did not include the $1.3 billion in federal money to fully fund the program.

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Chamber event spotlights health care reform, insurance exchange, Medicaid expansion

Crain’s Detroit Business: March 21, 2013

Chris Priest, project manager of MIHealth Marketplace, Michigan’s health insurance exchange, made a strong case today for the state Legislature to approve separate bills that would authorize spending of $31 million in federal grant money to help build the exchange and to expand Medicaid to more than 500,000 uninsured residents.

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Leaders aim to turn southeast Michigan into ‘health care destination’

The Detroit News: March 21, 2013

Falak Khattak’s face revealed she was weary from pain and 24 hours of travel as she was prepped for surgery at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak Wednesday, but her eyes were hopeful. The Pakistani mother of six had flown 7,000 miles from her home in Islamabad to start treatment with Dr. Kenneth Peters, chief of urology and director of Beaumont’s Women’s Urology Center.

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‘Michigan State has always been in Detroit’

Lansing State Journal: March 21, 2013

The ties that bind Michigan State’s basketball team to Detroit are long and deep. Greg Kelser. Steve Smith. Shawn Respert. Kalin Lucas. Some of the Spartans’ best players have come from the Motor City. “We feel like Detroit IS Michigan State and Michigan State IS Detroit,” junior guard Keith Appling said.

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Get Out Front

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan reform expert advises tackling the ACA now By James Martinez Page 48 As the vice president of the Office of National Health Reform for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Kirk Roy has a …

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