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State and health care officials call on federal government to save Healthy Michigan


State officials and health care providers called on Washington lawmakers to keep the state’s Medicaid expansion today.

From doctors to the state budget director, the message is clear. Let the state keep its Healthy Michigan Medicaid expansion. In order to do that, the federal government needs to keep paying for it.

But right now lawmakers in Washington are churning out plans that don’t seem to coincide with this goal.

Dr. Farhan Bhatti is the medical director of Care Free Medical. It provides various medical treatments to people with limited access to health care and relies on the expansion. 

“What Care Free looks like, hinges on what happens at the federal level.”

Healthy Michigan has enrolled almost 680 – thousand people. Over half of them voluntarily enrolled.