HASTINGS, Mich. (WOOD) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Wednesday continued his tour of West Michigan, pushing for his plan that would expand Medicaid in the state.
Snyder stopped by Pennock Hospital in Hastings, asking medical professionals and the community to be advocates for the plan.
The governor said the Medicaid system is broken, asking people not to get caught up in the emotions of the federal Affordable Care Act but instead to support Michigan's plan.
Small business owners addressed the financial strain and lack of ability to provide medical insurance to employees.
Gov. Snyder said expanding Medicaid would provide a shelter to small business owners who can't afford coverage, calling the plan a "win for everyone."
It's a plan the House approved but state Senate did not vote on before adjourning for the summer.
Snyder asked the crowd in Hastings to support the plan and contact their friends and lawmakers.
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