Republican Governor Rick Snyder Signs Medicaid Expansion Bill For Michigan

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed legislation Monday to expand the state’s Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, TPM reports.

Snyder’s signature will expand health coverage to more than 300,000 residents in his state during the first year and nearly 500,000 others eventually.

Expect Tea Party heads to explode. Yay!

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Image: Mlive














Snyder said, “A healthier Michigan is an important part of our state’s continued comeback. Today, we’re reaching out to nearly a half-million Michiganders with a message that help is there for them and their families to lead healthier, more productive lives. And this innovative approach will make our recovering economy stronger, too, saving money for taxpayers and job providers.”

Talking Points Memo reports, “Michigan is one of a handful of Republican-controlled states to agree to the expansion; most have resisted. Snyder actively pushed for the expansion, but the bill was nearly derailed by opposed GOP lawmakers, as TPM chronicled last month.”


  • tiredoftea

    The tea bag is leaking!

    • Anomaly 100

      Those are tears.

      • tiredoftea

        Oh, that’s hopeful!

        • Anomaly 100

          It was because they couldn’t get their way.

          • tiredoftea

            Well, that beats their usual tactic of yelling louder!

  • Ed Shafer

    It is always good to watch teaheads explode. Good for Snyder. At least some Republicans still have some brain cells left.

  • BanditBasheert

    When Gov Brewer jumped on the bandwagon (she was either the 1st or 2nd GOP Governor to agree), then she had a knock down standoff with our Legislature – she WON.
    She’s been awful – she’s made some horrible decisions. She’s arrogant.
    But people worked long and hard to convince her that the people of AZ were going pay for all of this care even without Medicaid/AHCCCS here in Arizona, she not only agreed – she bullied and pressured our fruitloop GOP legislature to go for it.
    They are still furious but she WON.
    I need to give her props – once in awhile Jan Brewer does something right for her citizens in spite of the Zombie Mormon GOP Legislators.

  • mea_mark

    Now if only Rick Perry would…

  • juicyfruityyy

    Thanks, Gov Snyder. For using the little oxygen, left in your brain, to do the right thing, for the citizens of Michigan. I still would like to see, a Democrat Gov, in the very near future. He still needs to be replaced.