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Medicaid Matters…for Michigan’s Direct-Care Workforce

Fact Sheet
March 1, 2013

This fact sheet examines the benefits of Medicaid expansion for the state of Michigan, its employers, and its caregiving workforce.

Key Takeaways

MI's economy is dependent on health care jobs, with eldercare and disability services the fastest-growing sector.
Health insurance for direct care workers reduces turnover, saving the state tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Medicaid is a cost-effective investment for the state, employers, and the workforce.
 
Contributing Authors
Tameshia Bridges
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