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Michigan state health insurance exchange
More than 112,000 Michigan residents have selected a private health plan since Oct. 1 according to the latest enrollment report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). An additional 34,032 qualified for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Eighty-six percent of Michiganders selecting a private health plan qualified for […]
February 18, 2014
Associated Press — Michigan is about 12,000 signups ahead of federal targets. Since Oct. 1, about 112,000 Michiganders have selected a private health plan through HealthCare.gov.
February 13, 2014
Detroit Free Press — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approved the Healthy Michigan plan, which expands Medicaid eligibility up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Federal approval was required as Healthy Michigan requires individuals making between 100 and 133 FPL to contribute money to a health savings account and […]
December 31, 2013
mlive.com — Michigan community health centers received a portion of the $58 million in federal grants announced by HHS. Health centers representative say more people are asking for sign-up help now that marketplace websites are working better.
December 12, 2013
Detroit Free Press — Michigan plans to expand Medicaid. However, given provisions of the state legislation authorizing the expansion and the need for federal approval, the program may not go into effect until mid-March or later. That means some residents may forego buying private insurance through the marketplace, and then learn next year that they […]
December 2, 2013
Detroit Free Press — An HHS report favorably compares Michigan’s health insurance market to other federally facilitated exchanges. Michigan has 13 participating insurers, compared to the national average of eight, and lower than average premiums in three of the four “metal” tiers.
September 25, 2013
Crain’s Detroit Business — Insurers are waiting until the marketplace begins operating on Oct. 1 to begin a big push to reach Michigan’s uninsured population. A study by the Commonwealth Fund says less than 30 percent of young adults are aware of the marketplace or the enrollment period.
September 15, 2013