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Federal Revenues

… million from the federal Medicaid program to help finance … more

Funding for Special Education

… Education Act and the Medicaid-funded School Based … more

Pension Reform, Electronic Vehicle Registration, Decriminalize Idling in Driveway

June 16, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

… addiction treatment in Medicaid benefits: Passed 105 … welfare system, including Medicaid. Who Voted "Yes" … more

A Sad Passing, and Some Budget Votes

May 12, 2017 MichiganVotes weekly roll call report

… 1, 2017. This covers Medicaid and welfare programs … amendment, increase Medicaid "behavior services" … million for spending on Medicaid behavior-related mental … more

Trump Administration Can Protect Funds Intended for Disabled and Low-Income

Study explains how to stop the union ‘dues skim’ of federal money

… assistance programs like Medicaid reach the needy should … of dollars through Medicaid, Temporary Assistance … clarifying that all Medicaid payments must go directly … new rules prohibiting Medicaid and other assistance … more

How to Stop the 'Dues Skim' of Federal Home Health Care and Child Care Funding

A PDF copy of this study is available.


United States taxpayers currently spend $545 billion annually on the federal government’s Medicaid program. This money is meant to aid the disabled and vulnerable and to support low-income families. However, millions of these dollars are being redirected before they ever reach the people they are meant to support.

About $41.5 billion of Medicaid funds are sent to states through the Home and Community-Based Services “waiver” program.This waiver allows those eligible for Medicaid — individuals suffering from a disability, illness or other affliction — to use these funds to pay for in-home care, as opposed to enrolling in an institution. These in-home services are often provided by family members or friends, or other local, independent providers. Medicaid payments are sent directly to these providers on behalf of their Medicaid-eligible “client.”



Tax Feeders Declare a Truce at the Trough

… state universities, and Medicaid advocates don’t denounce … more

Michigan Medicaid Patient Can't Find Care, So She Pays For Innovative Alternative

Direct Primary Care: 'You pay a flat fee ... and it's amazing'

When Michigan expanded Medicaid in 2013, one person … state's version of the Medicaid expansion component … included under a state Medicaid managed care contract … insurance, let alone Medicaid. She thought there … more