Michigan rollout of low-income health care exceeds expectations

By BECKY McKENDRY
Capital News Service
LANSING – In only three weeks the state’s Medicaid expansion program that gives health coverage to low-income residents is almost halfway to its yearly signup goal. The Healthy Michigan program started enrolling low-income residents for comprehensive health coverage on April 1. By April 21, nearly 140,000 people had signed up for the plan – 43 percent of the 320,000 people the state hoped would enroll by the end of the year. Coverage under Healthy Michigan provides all services required by federal standards, such as emergency services, maternity care and mental health treatment. The program’s rapid success is a pleasant surprise, said Angela Minicuci, public information officer for the Michigan Department of Community Health.

Old Town Hopes to Greater Its Business Appeal on the Net

By Kara Albrecht
Old Town Lansing Times Staff Writer

 

LANSING, MI. – Old Town is in the process of transforming their lackluster website into a technological tool for generating business.The Old Town Economic Restoration Committee met on Oct. 9, 2012 to discuss how to keep people interested in the neighborhood. By updating the current website, the committee hopes to create a better showcase of their businesses in order to keep up visitor interest. “We need to showcase the businesses and festivals better,” said Old Town Economic Restoration Committee Member Andy Hannum.