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Accompanied by Emily Schwarzkopf from the Lansing nonprofit Michigan League for Public Policy, Peterson will talk about who the proposed legislation would affect and the accompanying costs of implementing the proposed requirements.

About 10 percent of Washtenaw County residents are recieve traditional Medicaid benefits, which cover low-income children, their caretakers, pregnant mothers, and low-income senior citizens and people with disabilities.

The proposed legislation would mostly impact residents enrolled in Healthy Michigan, which insures Michigan residents age 19 to 64 with an income below 133 percent of the federal poverty line, or about $16,000 for a single person or $21,600 for a two-person household.

About 5 percent of Washtenaw County residents receive health insurance through the Healthy Michigan program. May 7, 2018 – MLive

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