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302,000 for Michigan's Expanded Medicaid

 
Posted June 19th, 2014 @ 8:57am by Michigan Radio Network

State officials say after just eleven weeks Michigan's expanded Medicaid plan is now providing coverage to nearly 302,000 people since it was launched on April 1st.

Of the 301,645 new enrollees in the Healthy Michigan plan, roughly 215,000 have already enrolled in a Medicaid health plan.

Michigan Department of Community Health Director, Jim Haveman says they hope to enroll 320-thousand this year, and eventually more than 470,000.

Applicants for the Healthy Michigan plan must be between the ages of 19-64, not currently eligible for Medicaid, not eligible for or enrolled in Medicare, and earning up to 133-percent of the federal poverty level (approximately $16,000 for single person and $33,000 for a family of four).

Officials say most residents are experiencing a less than one minute wait time on the phone, and are able to apply and receive their eligibility determination within 30 minutes in person.


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