The Daily Populous

Saturday February 1st, 2020 morning edition

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The percentage of low income people enrolled in Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program who had jobs or were enrolled in school jumped six points in one year, the study shows.

That outpaced employment gains among the state’s general population during that same time.

Even larger increases in employment and school enrollment happened among African Americans, men, people in their late 30s and 40s, and those with the lowest incomes.

SEE ALSO: Benefits for Mind, Body and Work Ability Seen in Medicaid Expansion.

Tipirneni is a member of the IHPI team that is carrying out a full evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan’s effects for the state government.

She notes that the study is unique because it includes longitudinal data on the Medicaid expansion enrollee population, including those who have left the program.

The team continues to gather data on the longer term status of these enrollees and former enrollees. »

Brexit: UK no longer a member of EU

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First of all it’s a long, long period of hard bargaining between the UK and the EU.

Yes, both sides say they still want to be friends and partners and respectful neighbours and people want to do lots of business with each other.

And that’s already completely changed the political dynamic – and therefore the dynamic in the country too. »

Scientists may have found appendix’s purpose

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That’s the theory from surgeons and immunologists at Duke University Medical School, published online in a scientific journal this week.

Two years ago, 321,000 Americans were hospitalized with appendicitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The appendix “acts as a good safe house for bacteria,” said Duke surgery professor Bill Parker, a study co-author. »