Healthy Michigan Plan
IHPI’s evaluation of Michigan’s expansion of Medicaid, the public health insurance program for low-income individuals, is one cornerstone of our work in health equity. Since 2014, when the state broadened Medicaid eligibility to include adults with incomes up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level—about $16,000 per year for a single adult—the program has provided health insurance coverage to some 1 million working-age adults in Michigan.
How has the expanded program, known as the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP), affected health, access to effective healthcare, and healthcare spending? Since late 2014, IHPI has been studying these questions in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.