July 18-22, 2016: Michigan Health Plan Week

WHEREAS, the Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP) is the industry voice for 14 health plans covering nearly 2.5 million Michigan residents.  The number of people currently receiving services from MAHP health plans represents nearly 25% of the total population of Michigan; and,

WHEREAS, we share MAHP’s strategic goals as we seek to make important changes towards improving our state’s overall health, including making Michigan one of the most competitive states for health insurance; and,

WHEREAS, MAHP and its members joined this administration in achieving support for the Healthy Michigan Program and now provide essential services to assure its implementation for more than 600,000 Michigan residents in 2016.  The MAHP commitment to this transformation will provide the access to wellness programs that can help beneficiaries quit smoking and lose weight, as well as incentives to reduce expensive acute care services and emergency department use; and,

WHEREAS, MAHP member health plans deliver high quality and comprehensive health care services, focusing on preventive services such as well-child, immunizations, prenatal care and many other screening and health promotion services. MAHP health plans have the capability of meeting the health care needs of Michigan’s employers and purchasers; and,

WHEREAS, MAHP health plans demonstrate their commitment to innovations, quality and collaboration in the delivery of services.  MAHP Health Plans are consistently among the top health plans nationally for all product lines, as noted in the national rankings by the National Committee on Quality Assurance;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim July 18-22, 2016 as Michigan Health Plan Week.