Publicly Funded Health Coverage For Flint Kids Sought By Michigan Governor
Gov. Rick Snyder will petition the Obama administration to allow Medicaid and other health services to be expanded to the children in Flint, Mich., exposed to lead and other pollutants by tainted water. And the NAACP and Flint residents draw up a 15-point plan to help address the public health emergency.
USA Today/Detroit Free Press:
Aid Sought For Flint Children Exposed To Lead
Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday he will seek permission from the Obama administration to allow all young people in Flint the chance to receive publicly funded health care services for lead exposure amid the city's contaminated drinking water crisis. (Dolan and Spangler, 1/26)
The Associated Press:
Repeal Of Emergency Manager Law Part Of NAACP's Flint Plan
Chief among the priorities national and local NAACP leaders listed Tuesday for the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint is the repeal of Michigan's emergency manager law, which they view as a contributor to the public health emergency. The "15-point priority plan," which the NAACP drew up with Flint residents, was the focus of a community meeting and was discussed at a closed-door, evening meeting with Gov. Rick Snyder, National NAACP President and Chief Executive Cornell Brooks and other officials. (Eggert and Karoub, 1/27)