MPCA Reinforces Healthy Michigan Plan Enrollment Guidance for Michigan Health Centers
Friday, February 7, 2014
This week the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) indicated that wide-scale enrollment for the Healthy Michigan Plan
(Michigan’s expanded Medicaid program) will likely begin in April 2014.
Previously, the educated assumption had been that while coverage would
begin on or around April 1st, Michigan residents would have the
opportunity to apply before that date.
MDCH's comments on February 6
solidify a timeline which focuses on enrollment beginning in April;
however, a specific date has not been provided. "Our goal is for the
Healthy Michigan Plan to begin in April,” said MDCH spokesperson Angela
Minicuci. "The exact specifics of when enrollment will begin or when
coverage will begin will be determined as we roll out the Plan. We’ve
seen what happens when enrolling a large volume of people into health
coverage with a system that is not prepared. We are determined to make
sure our systems are capable to avoid any issues or delays for the
MPCA's guidance for Michigan Health Centers during this period of coverage transition continues to focus on a stratified approach—click here to learn more, and stay tuned to the MPCA eUpdate for future updates about the Healthy Michigan Plan.