Governor’s Budget Proposal Maintains Funding for Healthcare Priorities

Posted on February 08, 2018

Michigan capitalGov. Rick Snyder presented his executive budget recommendation to the Legislature Feb. 7, encompassing fiscal year (FY) 2019. The budget recommendation protects key hospital and health system priorities related to access and education. To that end, the MHA applauds the governor for continuing to recognize and support healthcare.

The Department of Health and Human Services section of the budget proposal can be found on pages 41-44 of the online budget outline. Key highlights include:

  • The FY 2019 budget proposal maintains general fund spending for graduate medical education, rural obstetrical hospital services, and rural access at the FY 2018 levels.
  • Through the MHA’s efforts, the executive budget also includes a new $7 million in general funds for the rural access and obstetrical stabilization pool hospitals. The MHA will continue its efforts to increase funding for rural access and obstetrical hospitals to a total of $10 million for both FYs 2018 and 2019.
  • The state’s obligation for the Healthy Michigan Plan is fully funded. The MHA will continue to advocate to ensure its protection at the state and federal levels.
  • Medicaid reimbursement rates remain the same, including the uplift for primary care physician services to the midpoint between Medicaid and Medicare rates.

The MHA will continue to keep members apprised as budget negotiations continue with the Legislature this spring. Members with questions should contact Chris Mitchell at the MHA. 

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