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Michigan Cancer Patients to Back Medicaid Expansion

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Cancer patients and survivors in Michigan are expected to call on lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage for about 400,000 uninsured Michigan residents.

About 75 people who have experienced cancer and their family members are planning to visit Michigan's Capitol on Tuesday to meet with lawmakers. The effort is part of the American Cancer Action Network's annual Lobby Day.

The group says accepting the federal dollars to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Health Care Act will provide more people access to cancer screenings and health care. It is also urging lawmakers to boost funding for cancer prevention programs.

The Republican-led House and Senate have each passed budgets rejecting the Medicaid expansion. House Republicans have proposed a modified expansion plan that limits "able-bodied" adults to being covered for four years.

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