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 adults with incomes up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Because the state received a Section 1115 waiver to implement the Healthy Michigan Plan, the federal government requires an independent evaluation of the program. In late 2014, the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) was selected by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to conduct the evaluation of 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 (U-M) 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 to produce reports that summarizes findings from the evaluation.
Read the updated Special Terms and Conditions from December 2018, which extended the program until December 31, 2023 and outlines the program features and goals.
If you are seeking coverage under the Healthy Michigan Plan for yourself or someone you know, visit http://www.michigan.gov/healthymiplan/.