"If you had someone at your kitchen table who needed help, we'd figure out how to help them," he said. "We've got 470,000 other family members we can help."
Snyder wants to expand Medicaid in Michigan as a part of his "Healthy Michigan Now" campaign. He says there are almost a half million people who don't currently qualify but also aren't able to afford their own health insurance.
>>See Snyder talk to the residents of Fox Run about those unqualified for Medicaid in the video above.
He said Medicaid right now works to help people who are disabled or unemployed. His plan is to get health coverage for people without children, married couples or single individuals and those working but who don't make enough to afford health insurance.
Under his plan, Michigan will eventually contribute 10 percent of the costs for the program, which is otherwise federally funded. Residents at Fox Run were worried the program wouldn't be sustainable because of inadequate funding.
"We're currently providing some services that would be covered by the federal government," Snyder said.
With the money savings there, he said, Michigan will have its costs covered past the year 2030.
The next step, Snyder said, is for the "Healthy Michigan" bills to pass in the Senate next week and in the House the week after that.
Fox Run residents also asked Snyder about Michigan's roads and Great Lakes conservation.
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