Michigan will be out $800 million in Medicaid funding if the U.S. Senate passes its reforms to the Affordable Care Act, said Dennis Paradis, executive director of the Michigan Health Policy Forum at Michigan State University. How will that impact the state's Healthy Michigan program and the some 600,000 newly insured recipients? Paradis gives his opinion on this and the pathway he sees toward a "single payer" health care system in the United States.
The MIRS team gives its take on Kid Rock's new webpage advertising an alleged U.S. Senate campaign run. And what would happen if Calley's part-time legislature proposal is adopted by voters? Could legislators reject the presumption in the initiative that they would need to cut their pay in half. The answer is yes. Find out how.