Michigan is ranked the 37th healthiest state in the 2012 America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.
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State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Michigan, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting in 2010, Michigan started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. To find out more about Michigan's participation, click here.
Risk pools are state-sponsored programs to help people with a history of medical problems in their family to purchase coverage. These pools are for people who can afford to buy health insurance, but are not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition. These programs can vary significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state are required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black. In the best cases, they allow people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.
Michigan Patient Rights and Responsibilities — Knowing your rights and how to exercise them is the first step toward being a better consumer in today’s health insurance market.
MIChild — PDF explaining the state’s health insurance program for uninsured children of working families. MIChild services are provided by many HMOs and other health care plans throughout Michigan.
PDF guide to discount health plans (not insurance) — Michigan’s Office of Financial and Insurance Services provides a publication discussing plans which provide discounts for those without insurance when purchasing health services.
Michigan Department of Community Health — Information and links provided by the state’s department responsible for community health issues.
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs — Health insurance publications offered by the State of Michigan.
Medicare for All: Michigan for Single Payer — Committed to educating Michiganders about single-payer national health insurance and getting citizens to participate in the Million Letters for Health Care Campaign by U.S. Congressional Districts.
State-specfic information on the Physicans National Health Program in Michigan.
The Affordable Care Act: Immediate Benefits for Michigan -- How the Affordable Health Care act will improve the lives of people living in Michigan.
Why health care reform is important to Michigan -- This 2009 document by the AARP provides a compelling case f for health reform in Michigan.
The Benefits of Health Reform In Michigan -- The Democratic Policy Committee of the United States Senate looks at benefits of health reform for the citizens of Michigan.
Michigan mental health resource guide, offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Government.
The National Coalition on Health Care's information for Michigan -- America's oldest, most diverse, and broadest based group working to achieve comprehensive health system reform.
Find out what your state's health insurance exchange will look like.
Insurance companies were forced to return an average of 214 per family in 2012.
02/28/2013 7:02 PM
wsbt.com — The Republican-controlled House approved a bill to begin using a $31 million federal grant to establish a health insurance exchange. The exchange will be jointly operated by the state and federal governments. The state Senate is expected to vote on the bill in early March.
11/29/2012 11:11 PM
Crain’s Detroit Business — A House committee failed to advance a bill for a state-run exchange. Gov. Rick Snyder supports a state-run exchange, but has announced the state will settle for a state-federal partnership.
10/05/2012 6:10 PM
mlive — Gov. Rick Synder an HMO plan as its model for for the benefits that will be covered by all plans offered on the state exchange.
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