What stands in the way of hundreds of thousands in Michigan getting health insurance? The state Legislature.
For most of her adult life, Mari has lived the ultimate gamble: getting through without health insurance. She has always had a job but made too much money to qualify for Medicaid, which caps income for single adult recipients at 35 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $3,900 in 2012. Her employers did not offer a health benefit. With an annual income of less than $22,000, buying insurance on her own was simply out of the question.Read more Read it in print