Detroit (WWJ) – More people in the state have health care thanks to the Healthy Michigan Plan.
Designed to offer health benefits to low income residents, the plan launched six months ago, and since then more than 400,000 residents have enrolled. Signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder in September 2013 it’s hoped to encourage personal responsibility and reduce unpaid care.
The state’s controversial expansion of Medicaid eligibility covers those with incomes of up to 137 percent of the federal poverty level.
Benefits under the plan include prescription drugs, emergency care and hospitalization.
The good turnout, “means we are well on track for improving the quality of life for our residents,” said Snyder.
The Michigan Department of Community Health says this shows people are ready to improve their health.
For more information or to enroll, visit HealthyMichiganPlan.org, a local Michigan Department of Human Services office, or call (855) 789-5610.