A new article by Second Wave features an IHPI research team's evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan and its impact on the health of Michiganders.
Since 2014, the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI), in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), has studied the impacts of the Healthy Michigan Plan. Created under the Affordable Care Act, the Healthy Michigan Plan is a type of Medicaid coverage managed by MDHHS that offers health insurance coverage to Michigan residents, ages 19-64 with income at or below 133% of the federal poverty level, who do not qualify for Medicare or other Medicaid programs.
A new article by Second Wave Media highlights findings from IHPI's evaluation and explores how the Healthy Michigan Plan has improved health for Michigan residents who otherwise could not afford health insurance. This article is part of State of Health, a series about how Michigan communities are rising to address health challenges. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.