MDCH Director Haveman Presents Department Budget Before House, Senate Panels
Friday, February 14, 2014
Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Director James Haveman
presented to both the House and Senate Community Health Appropriations
Subcommittees this week the department's Fiscal Year 2015 budget as
included in Governor's Snyder's budget proposal.
presentation, Director Haveman highlighted that health care is an
economic force in Michigan. He presented MDCH's strategic priorities for
2014; shared statistics and details about MDCH's services; and gave an
update on the status of Fiscal Year 2014 initiatives including
implementation of the Healthy Michigan Plan. MDCH is in the process of
moving about 65,000 people who are currently covered under a County
Health Plan through Michigan's Adult Benefits Waiver to the Healthy
Michigan Plan. The department is also negotiating contracts with health
plan providers, and preparing the robust infrastructure to support
enrollment in the Plan. MDCH anticipates opening enrollment in April, but has not identified a specific date citing the desire "to do it right."
Click here for Director Haveman's presentation slides.