MLive: Rural areas hit hard by vetoes may see relief under new spending bills

Posted on October 14, 2019

In response to the 147 line-item vetoes to the state budget that were issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Sept. 30, MLive published an article Oct. 10 that focuses on the vetoes’ impact on rural areas in Michigan.

Michigan state capitolIncluded in the line-item vetoes was an increase in Medicaid outpatient reimbursement rates, funding for critical access hospitals, the Rural Access Pool and the Obstetrical Stabilization Fund.

The article includes a media statement from MHA CEO Brian Peters, which was originally published Oct. 1 in response to the line-item vetoes.

Negotiations continue between the governor and the Legislature on supplemental bills that seek to restore funding for many of the budget cuts. The MHA continues to work with the Whitmer administration and the state Legislature to restore hospital funding that had bipartisan support. Members with questions regarding budget updates should contact Adam Carlson.

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Tags: Brian Peters, rural health, state budget, MLive, Gov. Whitmer

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