Governor Snyder's Position on Medicaid Expansion

During our 11/19/12 RWU meeting, I was asked to share Snyder's position on Medicaid expansion with you. I was not able to answer during the meeting, but my chief of staff did some research on the subject. Here is his position:

Michigan: Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on Aug. 3 told the Associated Press that he had not decided whether to opt out of the Medicaid expansion. He said he is weighing many factors in his decision, but said he thought the state could save money if it decides to participate (Barks Hoffman, AP/WSBT, 8/3).

Gov. Rick Snyder told the Associated Press that an expansion could save the state money, but that he’s studying how much it would cost once the federal funding is scaled back. (August 10, MLive)

And as of Oct 15:
(excerpt) The report also comes as Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is studying Medicaid expansion, but has not yet made a decision on the issue.
"Gov. Snyder is very interested in short-, mid- and long-range projections, and he and the team are still closely analyzing the impacts and ramifications of any decision," said Sara Wurfel, Snyder's spokeswoman. "We're working hard to evaluate the options that will help determine the best course of action that provides protection and security for Michiganders."

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121015/POLITICS02/210150335#ix...

So it seems he's still "studying" the issue. Hope this helps!

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Comment by Denis Curran on December 13, 2012 at 8:45am

The lead article at the moment on Yahoo/U.S. news is about Senator Colbeck and RTW:

 Insight: How Republicans engineered a blow to Michigan's powerful ...

Comment by Tater Salad on December 3, 2012 at 8:19pm

The part where he says - "that an expansion could save the state money" is the troubling part.  Either way it goes it is going to cost the state money.  Agreeing with any part of Obamacare is just like "agreeing" with it.  If enough governors go the way like Gov Walker/Brewer and about 24 more...........Obamacare will collapse in the end.

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