In late 2013, Michigan legislators approved a unique model for the expansion of Medicaid coverage in the state under the Affordable Care Act, called the Healthy Michigan Plan.
Effective April 1, 2014, the Healthy Michigan Plan (Public Act 107 of 2013) expanded the eligibility for Michigan’s Medicaid program to previously uninsured adults with incomes up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level—about $16,000 per year for a single adult.
Because the state received a Section 1115 waiver to implement the Healthy Michigan Plan, the federal government requires an independent evaluation of certain components of the program. In late 2014, the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) received the official State contract from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate the Healthy Michigan Plan's impact on the health of Michiganders and the state's health care system. IHPI assembled an interdisciplinary team of University of Michigan faculty members across multiple schools and departments to conduct this evaluation, led by IHPI director John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P., IHPI is working with MDHHS over the course of the demonstration to provide interim and final evaluation findings and will develop a report in 2019 that summarizes the findings from the first five years of the demonstration.
Read the updated Special Terms and Conditions from December 2018, which extends the program until December 31, 2023 and outlines the program features and goals for the evaluation.
If you are seeking coverage under the Healthy Michigan Plan for yourself or someone you know, visit http://www.michigan.gov/healthymiplan/.