Medicaid

7:23 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Nearly 27,000 Enrolled in Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program

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States hope to enroll 320,000 people in first year
LANSING - Michigan has received more than 46,000 applications for the state's expanded Medicaid program in less than a week. As of midnight on Monday, the state had received 46,091 applications and enrolled 26,906 people in the Healthy Michigan plan since it launched April 1, according to the Michigan Department of Community Health.
7:23 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Launches

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State officials say website has been tested to avoid technical glitches
LANSING - Enrollment begins today for Michigan's expanded Medicaid program. State officials say they're ready to handle a "large number of people" applying for the health insurance program that's available to some 477,000 low-income Michiganders. The plan, called Healthy Michigan, is expected to cover 320,000 people in the first year.
12:40 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Thousands of Kalamazoo Area Residents Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Program

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Estimates are that more than 400,000 people statewide will be eligible, including 12,000 to 15,000 in Kalamazoo County
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI --Megan Dooley wants health insurance, but she wasn't looking forward to signing up for Obamacare. A 28-year-old musician who also works at The Union restaurant, Dooley earns less than $16,000 and can't afford another bill. But last week, Dooley found out that she's very likely eligible for Healthy Michigan, the state's Medicaid expansion program, which starts enrollment on Tuesday, April 1.
4:20 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Could be Model

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Details are still being worked out on incentives designed to provide individual responsibility to health care expansion
Michigan's expandedMedicaid program - a unique version of the longtime federal health plan for poor people - asks beneficiaries to chip in on their medical costs. But the Healthy Michigan plan, which will go live April 1, offers incentives for healthy behaviors, too.
7:44 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Applications for Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Begin April First

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Eventually the expansion is expected to cover 470,000 people
LANSING - Michigan will start taking applications for its expanded Medicaid program on April 1. State officials as recently as this week said it might not be ready until later in the month, but on Thursday announced that all systems are go for the program that's expected to cover 320,000 Michiganders in the first year.

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