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Health Watch/Western U.P. Health Department/Ray Sharp, Public Health Planner, Data Analyst

New health plan covers low-income Michiganders

April 3, 2014
The Daily Mining Gazette

One health care door closed this week but another door opened. On March 31, the initial enrollment period ended for choosing Affordable Care Act marketplace plans, private health insurance plans for people with household incomes above 133 percent of the federal poverty index. Then, on April 1, enrollment opened for the Healthy Michigan Plan, an expansion of Medicaid also funded under the Affordable Care Act, the federal health program commonly known as Obamacare.



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