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(Reuters) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday endorsed an expansion of health Canada Goose sale goose outlet coverage for the poor under President Barack Obama reform law, joining five other buy canada goose jacket cheap Republican governors who have Canada Goose Parka agreed to widen the Medicaid program in their states.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder holds a news conference to talk about why he signed into law, canada goose black friday sale earlier in the day, right to work laws in Lansing, Michigan December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

He said the move will add 320,000 state residents in cheap canada goose uk the first year, and more than 470,000 by 2021, cutting the number of Michigan uninsured almost in half.

Snyder joins fellow Republican Governor John Kasich of canada goose uk outlet Ohio, who made his Medicaid expansion announcement on Monday. The Republican governors of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and North Dakota had previously said they canada goose clearance sale would expand the program.

It also follows new assurances that the Obama administration will defend federal funding for the uk canada goose outlet program in upcoming deficit reduction talks with Congress.

Snyder is expected to unveil his budget for fiscal 2014, including the Medicaid program changes, on Thursday.

Obama Patient Protection and Canada Goose Coats On Sale Affordable Care Act calls on states to expand Medicaid to most Americans earning up to 133 percent canada goose of the poverty line. The expansion would revolutionize the program, which in many canada goose store states is now limited mainly to children, pregnant women and the very old. Under the reform law, Washington would fund canada goose uk black friday more than 90 percent of the expansion.

Analysts say pressure on states from local healthcare industries, combined with a new Republican interest in appealing to minority voters in the wake of Obama canada goose coats on sale re election, has nudged some governors toward acceptance.

Ron Pollack of Families USA, a Washington based consumer healthcare advocacy group, said the decision by Canada Goose Online Michigan Canada Goose Jackets and Ohio governors will provided health coverage to over a million uninsured people.

is also canada goose clearance indicative of an inevitable movement that will ultimately result in Medicaid expansions in all states across the country, Pollack said. healthcare system. But many states, which would pay less than 10 percent of the cost under the law, have balked at the potential budget impact or rejected the prospect of participating in a new canadian goose jacket government canadagooseparks program.

Since Obama re election, canada goose coats at least 10 governors have chosen to support the Medicaid expansion, including six Republican governors. Five Republicans have chosen to oppose it.

Another 14 governors, 12 Republicans and two Democrats, remain undecided, but experts say uk canada goose many are likely to reach decisions in the coming weeks as they propose new budgets for the fiscal year beginning cheap Canada Goose July 1.

Snyder was joined at the announcement by business, consumer and human service groups, including the Michigan Health Hospital Association and the state Small Business Association.

Snyder said more than $20 billion will come into Michigan through 2023 by leveraging Canada Goose online federal funds made available through the canada goose factory sale Affordable Care Act, and that the state General Fund will see $1.2 billion in savings through 2020.

bottom line is that expanding eligibility for coverage in the state Medicaid Program will save lives, save money and lead to a healthier population, said Kim Sibilsky, executive director of the Michigan Primary Care Association.

Michigan House Canada Goose Outlet Speaker Jase Bolger, a Republican, said in a statement he remained and concerned on behalf of taxpayers regarding the Medicaid expansion.

federal government has a history of working with states to canada goose uk shop start long buy canada goose jacket term programs while providing only short term funding, and then sticking state taxpayers with the future financial liability that program creates, Bolger said.