Medicaid Expansion in Michigan – Timeline

Guest post courtesy of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation

On February 7, 2013, Governor Snyder submitted his FY 2014 budget proposal to the state legislature, which included expanding Michigan’s Medicaid program. The expansion is expected to extend coverage to at least 470,000 residents and save the state at least $1 billion over 10 years. Recent CHRT analyses have confirmed that the state will have similar fiscal savings and found that a strong majority of primary care physicians anticipate having capacity to serve more Medicaid patients.  However, the inclusion of the Medicaid expansion in the Governor’s budget proposal does not guarantee expansion. The expansion must be included in the budget approved by the Michigan Legislature.  The next steps include:

  • The appropriations bills are introduced in the House and the Senate—February 2013
  • The bill goes to appropriations subcommittees that craft recommendations for the full appropriations committee—March-May 2013
  • The bill goes to the floor for debate, amendment, and passage—March-May 2013
  • The bill is moved to the second house and the process is repeated—March- May 2013
  • If the bill is not passed in both houses, it is sent to conference committee to reach an agreeable bill—May 2013
  • Once the bill is passed in both houses, the Governor may sign or veto—June-August 2013

For appropriations committee and subcommittee members’ contact information, see below

House Appropriations Committee Members*       Senate Appropriations Committee Members*

Representative Joseph Haveman – R 
Appropriations Committee Chair 
josephhaveman@house.mi.gov | (517) 373-0830
Senator Roger Kahn, M.D.- R 
Appropriations Committee Chair 
senrkahn@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-1760
Representative Al Pscholka – R 
Vice-Chair 
alpscholka@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-1403
Senator John Moolenaar – R 
Vice-Chair, Community Health Subcommittee Chair 
senjmoolenaar@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-7946
Representative Jon Bumstead – R 
jonbumstead@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-7317
Senator Darwin L. Booher – R 
sendbooher@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-1725
Representative Anthony G. Forlini – R 
anthonyforlini@house.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-0113
Senator Bruce Caswell – R 
senbcaswell@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-5932
Representative Martin Howrylak – R 
martinhowrylak@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-1783
Senator Patrick J. Colbeck – R 
senpcolbeck@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-7350
Representative Nancy E. Jenkins – R 
nancyjenkins@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-1706
Senator Mike Green – R 
senmgreen@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-1777
Representative Eileen Kowall – R 
eileenkowall@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-2616
Senator Mark C. Jansen – R 
senmjansen@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-0797
Representative Matthew J. Lori – R
Community Health Subcommittee Chair
mattlori@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-0832
Senator John Pappagerorge – R 
senjpappageorge@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-2523
Representative Peter MacGregor – R 
petermacgregor@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-0218
Senator John Proos – R 
senjproos@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-6960
Representative Greg MacMaster – R 
gregmacmaster@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-0829
Senator Tonya Schuitmaker – R
sentschuitmaker@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-0793
Representative Mike McCready – R 
mikemccready@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-8670
Senator Howard C. Walker – R 
senhwalker@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-2413
Representative Paul Muxlow – R 
paulmuxlow@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-0835
Senator Glenn S. Anderson – D
Vice-Chair
senganderson@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-1707
Representative Earl Poleski – R 
earlpoleski@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-1795
Senator Vincent Gregory – D 
senvgregory@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-7888
Representative Phil Potvin – R 
philippotvin@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-1747
Senator Morris Hood – D 
senmhood@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-0990
Representative William Rogers – R 
billrogers@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-1784
Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood – D 
senhhopgood@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-7800
Representative Rob VerHeulen – R 
robverheulen@house.mi.gov|(517) 373-8900
Senator Bert Johnson – D 
senbjohnson@senate.mi.gov  |  (517) 373-7748
Representative John Walsh – R 
johnwalsh@house.mi.gov | (517) 373-3920
Representative Rashida Tlaib – D 
Vice-Chair
rashidatlaib@house.mi.gov | (517) 373-0823
Representative Terry Brown – D
terrybrown@house.mi.gov | (517) 373-0476
Representative Brandon Dillon – D 
brandondillon@house.mi.gov | (517) 373-2668
Representative Frederick C. Durhal Jr. – D 
freddurhal@house.mi.gov | (517) 373-0844
Representative Pam Faris – D 
pamfaris@house.mi.gov | (517) 373-7557
Representative Andrew Kandrevas – D 
andrewkandrevas@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-0845
Representative Sean McCann – D 
seanmccann@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-1785
Representative Sarah Roberts – D 
sarahroberts@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-1180
Representative Sam Singh – D 
samsingh@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-1786
Representative Adam Zemke – D 
adamzemke@house.mi.gov |  (517) 373-1792

*Those with green text are members of the Community Health Appropriations Subcommittees.

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