From the Lake Superior Community Partnership:
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) last June left the option to expand Medicaid – or not – to each individual state. As a result, it is uncertain whether or not Medicaid will be available to all individuals below 138 percent of poverty in 2014 as the law intended. The Board of the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) has taken an official position in support of the State of Michigan’s expansion of Medicaid as enacted in the Affordable Care Act.
“We believe the expansion of Medicaid is vital to enhancing Michigan’s economic strength,” says LSCP CEO Amy Clickner. “The expansion of Medicaid in the state of Michigan will allow for immense savings in net cost of the state’s Medicaid program, a positive impact on state and local economies, as well as improve health, quality of life, and mortality rates through increased coverage.”
As an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) the Partnership believes any sound opportunity for advancing economic development is of significant importance to our community’s vitality. They understand that the expansion of Medicaid in Michigan will retain and grow jobs along with the potential for other related businesses, as well as our neighbors, to prosper within our community.