LANSING (WKZO) -- Michigan now has expanded Medicaid and while they don’t expect to have the same problems with enrollment that Obamacare had, they do face their own set of challenges.
477-thousand residents now qualify for healthcare coverage for the first time ever. They work the minimum wage jobs that don’t offer coverage, and because of their low wages, can’t afford to buy it on their own.
State Health Dept. Spokesperson Angela Minicuci says this group is difficult to reach to let them know about the new program, because they don’t have access to the internet or other information resources.
The medical coverage they are offering is fairly comprehensive.
Its not just catastrophic care, it covers dental, eye glasses, hospital stays, prescriptions, emergency care and does it with minimal co-pays and premiums.
It’s called the Healthy Michigan program and can be accessed by phone, on-line or in person.
4,152 people were enrolled for the program on its initial sign up day.
It can be accessed at healthymichiganplan.org on the internet, or call at 1-855-789-5610, or do it face to face at your local Department of Human Services office.