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Repeal of the Affordable Care Act jeopardizes Medicaid insurance for 640,000 Michiganders and how it could impact people with disputed workers’ comp cases.

The Detroit Free Press published a fascinating article about the unforeseen benefits of Medicaid expansion in Michigan. Turns out the economic benefits of providing health care will more than make up for the cost to the state, according to a study by the University of Michigan. In addition, Medicaid expansion has resulted in the creation of an estimated 30,000 jobs each year. Repeal of the Affordable Care Act jeopardizes all of this progress.

We believe everyone deserves access to medical care. The Affordable Care Act allows for individuals making up to 138% of the federal poverty level to qualify for Medicaid insurance. The federal government pays the majority of this cost.

Many of our clients cannot afford to purchase medical insurance on their own. This is especially true when wage loss benefits are disputed. Medicaid expansion allows individuals to seek treatment while their workers’ comp case is pending. Receiving prompt medical care means they recover faster and get back to work. It also allows them to obtain proof that a medical condition is indeed work-related.

Michigan law requires reimbursement for medical expenses that should have been paid under workers’ comp insurance. If a case must be settled for less than full value, Medicaid accepts 50% of the net recovery in full satisfaction of its lien. This allows both the injured worker and Medicaid to share in the recovery. A true win-win situation.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman
Michigan Workers Comp Attorney

Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


“Jeff also helped me with getting my Blue Cross bills paid. I would absolutely recommend him and the whole firm. Jeff and the firm did everything they were supposed to do for me and my case.”
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