Nurses Pushing for Medicaid Expansion

By: News 10
By: News 10

I have people come in hypertension situations, high blood pressure, but it's because they didn't have enough money to buy thier prescriptions that they needed.,

 

ashley forsberg, rn, sparrow

Nurses were pushing for expanding Medicaid at the Capitol.

They were asking lawmakers to pass it "as is" even though the House wants to require a federal waiver.

Nurses think expanding Medicaid would create thousands of health care jobs, and help more than 300,000 people in Michigan who can't afford health care.

The federal government would fund the Medicaid program for three years, and then cover 90 percent after that.

Republicans strongly oppose the expansion, with some worrying the government won't provide the full money.

Governor Snyder is in favor of it.


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