Snyder visiting UP to push health care expansion
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 09:25:59 GMT —
Gov. Rick Snyder is taking his campaign for expanded Medicaid coverage in Michigan to the Upper Peninsula.
Snyder is scheduled to meet Tuesday with officials at Marquette General Hospital. He's trying to build support for legislation approved by the state House last month that would expand eligibility for government-provided health insurance to 320,000 low-income adults in 2014.
The Republican-controlled state Senate adjourned this month without voting on the measure, despite Snyder's plea to take action.
Snyder has been touring the state to make his case. He says too many Michigan residents seek costly care in emergency rooms because they have inadequate health coverage, and those costs get passed to paying patients in the form of higher premiums.
Some conservative senators say the bill would further expand government.