UNDATED (WHTC) -- Governor Rick Snyder is launching a series of informational meetings to share the “Healthy Michigan Plan” with health care providers, employers and all “Michiganders.” The first session takes place at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids this afternoon at 3:30. Snyder says, “Healthy Michigan is a good step for our state. It will help build healthier families and a stronger Michigan.” The initiative is intended to reduce skyrocketing hospital costs resulting from uncompensated health care. Under the plan, nearly half-a-million working but uninsured Michiganders would receive coverage. Michigan is projected to save $206 million in the 2014 fiscal year by providing Healthy Michigan plan benefits to those now receiving services paid for with general fund dollars. The legislation, House Bill 4714, has been approved by the Michigan House with bipartisan support.
Story by: Diane E Coston