Snyder Won't Cut Medicaid Payments

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING -- Gov. Rick Snyder says he plans to keep paying doctors and others who treat Medicaid patients at the same level next year.
Spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said the Republican governor announced Monday that Medicaid provider rates in Michigan will be kept at the same rate in the fiscal 2012 budget proposal the administration will unveil Thursday. The new budget year begins Oct. 1.
Snyder says he's keeping the rates the same to help ensure continued care and access for patients. Some doctors have warned they would stop seeing Medicaid patients if reimbursement rates were cut further.
About 1.8 million Michigan residents get their health care coverage through Medicaid.
Snyder made the remarks Monday after being named Crain's Detroit Business newsmaker of the year.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2011 at 06:57 AM
    Cutting any program for the poor might not be good as far as socially, but americans need to stop relying on the government for handouts. The need to set up free clinics to provide basic care and educate people on how to take care of problems before they become life threatening. We need to worry about the obama death panels. The state is already a mess and we need to take care of some of the welfare issues.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2011 at 04:51 AM
    Cuts are at the wrong end of the "money tree"The poor have this little weed of a tree sticking out of the ground barely holding on.While the big money has this huge tree of stone almost,towering over anything that gets in it's way.No government has the guts to tackle that big stone tree.It is easier to just pluck out the little weed tree and not care about the results.If Government would of stopped JOBS from going over seas and did something to help businesses so they would stay.If Bush would not of helped in bringing oil prices up for his families own gain & friends.This country would not have the problems they do now.Many would not of lost all they had,ect.Greed will destroy,and it is doing a good job of it.Without medicaid and many programs to the poor,older ones ect.This state is going to be a very big mess.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 at 10:28 AM
    I guess some have made up their minds to save this country by cutting programs to the poor,low income,social security people,disabled ones.After all if one is too old to work,can't work or find work.What good is keeping these type of people around.No matter how they say CUT the PROGRAMS TO THE POOR,they are really saying.One year after another gov has CUT to the poor.NEVER take from the rich so all can have.Upper gov gets raise after raise.Yet they sit by and watched one job after another leave this country.I wonder what was in it for our gov?Now many have lost jobs,lost there home,many are now homeless,homes are being loss over & over,yet prices of utilities,clothing,food & many things continue to go up.I'm begining to wonder,how long before one way or another,this country will only allow the RICH.Cuts?Will we be able to live with all the harm it will do for many.I wonder what GOD would say?????????????????
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 at 04:23 AM
    that is good.Before cutting any programs to the poor.All upper government should have their pay cut.they don't really need any better insurance than medicaid either.Way to many things keep going up in price.We don't have enough jobs and way to many jobs do NOT pay what it costs to make a living.They are going to cut food cards to the college students.Food cards are federal.They do not come out of mich budget.maybe some don't use them as they should.How long will it be before others get cut ? like social security folks,the disabled ones,and those barely making their bill payment on rising utilities,rents,and even house payments going up in taxes ect.
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