Healthy Michigan Medicaid Expansion Begins
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – When Thomas Booth’s mom told him he needed
health insurance, he knew she was speaking from experience. As a breast
cancer patient, his mom has relied on her Medicaid coverage for years of
treatment, he said.
"She’s been worried about me. She has stage-four breast cancer, so
she understands the process of, if you get hurt or sick, it does cost a
lot of money,” Booth said.
That’s why Booth, 24, was one of thousands of Michigan residents who
signed up on day one for Michigan’s expanded Medicaid plan, which is
intended to provide health insurance for hundreds of thousands more
Enrollment began Tuesday for Healthy Michigan, which extends Medicaid
eligibility to adults making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty
level, or about $16,000 for an individual and $33,000 for a family of
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