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Snyder seeking expanded medical services for residents under 21

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Gov. Rick Snyder Gov. Rick Snyder
LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

Gov. Rick Snyder announced a new request for federal aid in Flint's ongoing water crisis.

"We're focused on protecting the health and welfare of Flint residents, especially children and young adults who might have been exposed to lead," Snyder said.

The request includes: 

  • Expanded Medicaid eligibility, regardless of income level for residents 21 years-old and younger
  • Expansion of Medicaid coverage for people already enrolled in other forms of insurance
  • Additional, community-based resources, including physical, behavioral and long-term health treatment
  • Federal Medicaid match for lead abatement activities in impacted areas

The governor's office said these efforts are designed to supplement state-supported health programs already in place to help those in Flint.

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