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Economic impact of Medicaid expansion in Michigan

A survey conducted by Michigan State University's Charles Ballard shows an improved approval rating for Governor Snyder.
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Michigan State University Professor of Economics, Charles Ballard. Ballard says, "if you compare apples to apples, most state employees are not highly compensated compared to their private sector counterparts."

The state Senate could vote on a bill to expand Medicaid in Michigan this week.

The legislation would extend health insurance to hundreds of thousands of low-income Michiganders through the federal Affordable Care Act.

On today's program we talk with Charles Ballard, an economist at Michigan State University about the pros and cons of Medicaid expansion in Michigan.

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