Crain’s Detroit: Snyder’s proposed health budget up 2.8%, but no funding for mental health integration pilot projects

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is proposing a 2.8 percent increase in the state’s fiscal 2018 health and human services budget, but no additional funding for mental health integration pilot projects or potential cutbacks in federal Medicaid funding.

Of the state’s proposed $56.3 billion state budget, 45 percent, or $25.54 billion, is to fund the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. General fund support for MDHHS, excluding federal and one-time sources, also could increase 2 percent to $4.46 billion in 2018 from $4.37 billion in 2017.

“My vision is for Michiganders to be healthy, productive individuals, living in communities that support health and wellness, with ready access to affordable, patient-centered and community-based system of care,” Snyder said in a statement.

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