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Michigan to go with federal health exchange, for now

Nov 9, 2012
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Tuesday night's election results not only offered President Barack Obama a second chance to get the economy moving, it also allowed his signature policy to stay in tact.

Even though the Affordable Care Act - aka Obamacare -  was modeled after Romney's own health care law in Massachusetts, the former Republican challenger vowed to begin efforts to repeal the bill his first day on the job.

Jennifer Guerra / Michigan Radio

Now that the election is over and we know who will be sitting in the Oval Office for the next four years, it seems like a good time to take a look at a letter President Obama wrote in response to this question:

What will you pledge to do in your first 100 days to address childhood poverty?

Jennifer Guerra / Michigan Radio

In our final segment of State of Opportunity, Jennifer Guerra looks at what's being done today to help ensure that all children have an equal shot at celebrating their first birth - no matter where they live, what color their skin is, or how much money their parents have in the bank.

A Healthy Start approach, or how to get the black infant mortality rate down to zero

State of Opportunity reporter Jennifer Guerra tagged along with Jenny Hall on a home visit to see a client of hers who lives near Flint.