Medicaid expansion inches forward in Michigan; Brooklyn hospital's closing could imperil mental healthcare;

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> Medicaid expansion in Michigan has been a 50-50 proposition at best, but a bill that would provide coverage to an additional 320,000 residents passed a legislative committee last week. Article

> The imminent closure of Interfaith Hospital in Brooklyn could be a blow to the mental health of the area's residents, as the facility is the largest provider of psychiatric service in that portion of the borough. Article

> A change in income calculations in Florida for Medicaid eligibility means as many as 45,000 working adults could lose their coverage unless they quit their jobs or take a pay cut. Article

Provider News

> Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Minnesota next week, and as a result of this historic step, gay couples working for the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota who wish to keep their health insurance benefits will have to quickly take the next step in their relationships--they must get married, according to the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Six community health center networks will receive a total of $3 million in grants to boost information technology use, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced this week. Article

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