Skip Navigation
Office of the Governor of Michigan, Rick SnyderMichigan.gov, Official Web Site for the State of Michigan
Michigan.gov Home
close print view

Michigan moves toward state-federal partnership health exchange, leaves door open for MI Health Marketplace

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

 

LANSING, Mich. ‒ Gov. Rick Snyder has filed a grant application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) to collaborate with the federal government on a state partnership exchange (SPE). The governor said, however, that if additional federal deadlines are extended or the Michigan Legislature takes action authorizing a state-based exchange, then Michigan may exercise its option for the proposed MI Health Marketplace. Snyder has not yet filed a declaration letter formally choosing Michigan's path.

 

"Ensuring that Michigan residents have the best available quality health care and customer service has been a priority from Day One. I have felt strongly that a Michigan-run MI Health Marketplace could further accomplish this goal. That said, we must be realistic about how feasible implementing this could be under the current federal timeframes. At this point we're moving toward a state partnership exchange. However, we will continue to work with our legislative partners and seek more details and clarity from the federal government to make a final determination on Michigan's path forward - whether that's a state partnership exchange or state-based exchange."

 

Thursday, Nov. 15, was a key funding deadline. There are also multiple operational deadlines, some of which have changed twice in the past week. The next major milestone is now Dec. 14, 2012, when states must declare if they wish to operate their own exchanges. Under current federal rules, all exchanges must be operational on Oct.1, 2013.

 

#####

 

 

 

Related Content
 •  Snyder on first day of China investment mission: Michigan is open for business, travel
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder: Unemployment rate continues to drop as state focuses on building skilled workforce
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder: Southeast Michigan storm survivors granted more time to seek assistance
 •  Snyder leads mission to China to promote travel and business investment in state
 •  Gov. Snyder encourages residents to make winter emergency preparedness a priority
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder: Senate action a good step toward a comprehensive, sustainable road improvement plan
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder honors Michigan veterans
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder taps public, private fiscal experts for Detroit Financial Review Commission
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder: Detroit's bankruptcy resolution is the result of cooperation, compromise and a shared vision
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder issues statement following Court of Appeals ruling on same-sex marriage
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder recognizes 2,500 MAEAP farm verification milestone
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder says NITC moving forward as clearing of land begins for bridge project
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder says economic impact of food, agriculture industry surpasses $100 billion goal
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder: Investing in skilled trades training strengthens Michigan's economy
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder: State government must lead by example in efforts to hire people with disabilities
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan taking aggressive steps to prepare for potential Ebola case
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder signs bipartisan bill clarifying existing direct auto sales law
 •  Investment committee members for Detroit pension systems named
 •  Gov. Rick Snyder says state's preparedness, education efforts continue against Ebola threat
 •  Gov. Snyder signs bill giving terminally ill residents more treatment options
QR code

Michigan.gov Home
PoliciesMichigan NewsMichigan.gov Survey


Copyright © 2014 State of Michigan