Healthy Michigan/Medicaid Expansion
Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) today announced that the state’s Healthy Michigan Plan (expanded Medicaid) is prepared to begin accepting applications on April 1, 2014. Beginning April 1, Michigan residents will be able to apply for the Health Michigan Plan online at: www.mibridges.michigan.gov or by visiting their local Department of Human Services Office. Applicants for the Healthy Michigan Plan must be between the ages of 19-64, not currently eligible for Medicaid, not eligible for or enrolled in Medicare, and earning up to 133% of the federal poverty level (approximately $16,000 for a single person and $33,000 for a family of four).
Health coverage under the Healthy Michigan Plan includes both federally and state mandated Essential Health Benefits such as ambulatory patient services, emergency services, hospitalization, mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment, prescription drugs, rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices, laboratory services, preventative and wellness services and chronic disease management, pediatric services including oral and vision care, and other medically necessary services as needed. Attached is the Health Michigan Plan handbook for more detailed information.
Anna Bednarek, QMHP, MPA
Customer Services Coordinator
Community Mental Health of Ottawa County
12265 James Street
Holland, MI 49424
Toll Free: 1-866-710-7378