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Healthy Michigan Plan
Governor Snyder proposed that Michigan expand Medicaid eligibility under provisions of the US Affordable Care Act (ACA). On September 16, 2013 Governor Snyder signed Healthy Michigan Plan, formerly known as Medicaid Expansion, into law. Click here to see the bill signing. Below is important information about Healthy Michigan Plan.
The Healthy Michigan Plan requires additional co-pays and other changes for people who will become eligible for Medicaid under expansion.
To make the changes, the Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH) worked with the Governor’s office to draft a “waiver,” which explains how people will become eligible under the Healthy Michigan Plan. This Plan will be different from Michigan’s traditional Medicaid program. Therefore, it must be approved at the federal level by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Whenever you have differences in Medicaid, the state must ask CMS for approval – and the state asks for approval by submitting a waiver.
DCH hopes to get CMS approval in time to begin expanding coverage by April, 2014.
Below are links to the:
- Click Healthy Michigan Plan Co-Pay Recommendations
- Michigan waiver to CMS to implement Medicaid expansion to make healthcare available to an estimated 300,000 to 500,000 low income Michigan citizens. Click here.
As more information becomes available about the waiver or Healthy Michigan Plan, we will post it on this website.
You may also want to visit the Michigan Consumers for Healthcare website at : michiganconsumersforhealthcare.org
Alliance for Medicaid Access One pagers
In January 2011, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) funded a state level project*, to develop an advocacy campaign to reshape the state's health care delivery system for people with developmental and other disabilities. This project identified barriers to consumer access Medicaid to services, opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to influence how funding and service are provided, building advocacy around Medicaid, and building and sharing information among community partners.
*The Alliance for Michigan Medicaid Access (AMMA) within Michigan Disability rights Coalition (MDRC)
One Page Handouts:
Reducing the Medicaid Paperwork and Red Tape
Improving Transportation Assistance for Medicaid Recipients
Reducing Barriers to Medicaid for Non-English Speakers
Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid Expansion