3 Things You Should Know About Medicaid Expansion

Michigan’s Medicaid program is scheduled to expand on April 1, 2014.

Here are 3 Things You Should Know:

1.  Healthy Michigan:  Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion is called “Healthy Michigan.”  Michigan residents are eligible if they have a single income of $15,000 or less or a family of 4 income of $34,000 or less.   Michigan joins 23 other states who have already expanded their Medicaid programs.  The cost of the expansion will be 100% covered by the federal government in 2014-2016.

2.  Number to Call:  Patients are currently not able to sign up for Healthy Michigan on line as the application is not yet available.  If your patients have questions, they should call 1-517-367-7293 or they can call one of the 500 Enrollment Assistants in SE Michigan.

3.  Other Help:  Several SE Michigan health systems are also providing patients with health insurance education including the Detroit Medical Center, St. John Providence Health System, Oakwood and St. Joseph Mercy Health System.

Crains Detroit, February 16, 2014

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