“Regardless of what happens in Washington, we’re going to continue providing that care close to home for our residents in Northern Michigan.”
A historic decision on Capitol Hill, met by both applause and concern.
With a total of 217 votes in favor, the House passed the GOP health care bill Thursday afternoon.
It’s a big step in the president’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare.
But the vote also has many concerned.
Munson Healthcare has been following the American Health Care Act every step of the way.
They say they’re concerned with the bill the House passed Thursday.
Around 37,000 people in Northern Michigan are enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan.
It’s a program that offers Medicaid expansion.
The cuts to Medicaid listed in the legislation that passed would have a major impact on people here in Northern Michigan.
It’s what came out of the Affordable Care Act that allowed additional individuals that had some additional qualifications to be eligible for Medicaid in the state of Michigan
“Changes to the federal dollars coming back to the state will have a direct impact on those residents that are part of the Healthy Michigan Plan,” Gabe Schneider, Director of Gov. Relations, Munson Healthcare said.
The bill will now go to the Senate, where Munson says they hope changes are made.
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