This brief highlights findings from the first five years of the evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan's Medicaid expansion program.
Medicaid Expansion in Michigan: Findings from the First Five Years of the Healthy Michigan Plan
The Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) began providing coverage to adults with incomes up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) on April 1, 2014. The number of individuals enrolled in HMP fluctuates on a monthly basis; more than 1 million Michigan residents have enrolled in the program since its inception.
The University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) has been conducting an independent evaluation of HMP for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This effort is led by IHPI director John Z. Ayanian, M.D., M.P.P., along with an interdisciplinary team of researchers across multiple departments at the University of Michigan.
Key findings from the first five years of the program include:
- The percentage of adults in Michigan who were uninsured decreased
- HMP coverage resulted in a decrease in uncompensated care for Michigan hospitals
- Access to care improved with enrollment in HMP
- Enrollees' health improved after HMP enrollment over time
- Enrollees' employment and financial well-being improved after HMP enrollment and over time
The University of Michigan Healthy Michigan Plan Evaluation Team
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact the evaluation team at IHPImedicaid@umich.edu