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Washtenaw ID now available to residents

The Washtenaw County ID made its long-awaited debut on June 1, 2015, at the Office of the County Clerk. “I think our last count was close to 400 IDs distributed since June 1st,” Keta Cowan, CEO of Synod Community Services in Ypsilanti and Chair of the Washtenaw ID Task Force, shared on June 18. The ID […]

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Washtenaw Health Plan Highlighted in Ann Arbor Observer

  WHI Charter organization, the Washtenaw Health Plan, was highlighted in the February edition of the Ann Arbor Observer. WHP’s Director of Enrollment and Advocacy and Chair of the WHI Medicaid & Marketplace Outreach & Enrollment Work Group, Krista Nordberg, was interviewed about the ongoing need for WHP services in the community.  

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Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care Work Group Update

Update from the WHI Mental Health/Substance Use Work Group At the WHI Planning Group meeting in February, members worked in small discussion groups to identify the gaps that will remain for the low-income and uninsured in the county after implementation of the ACA.   Nearly every group identified mental health and substance use services for the […]

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WHI Member Dr. Bonita Neighbors Receives MLK Award for Servant Leadership

Since 1987, the Church of the Good Shepard has been handing out an annual Award for Servant Leadership in Building a Beloved Community. The 2014 award went to WHI member Dr. Bonita Neighbors for her work at the Community Dental Center in Ann Arbor. Dr. Neighbors delivered a sermon to congregants to accept the award […]

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WHI Partnership with U-M Health Policy Student Association Wins MLK Day Award

The Washtenaw Health Initiative has partnered with University of Michigan (U-M) student group, the Health Policy Student Association (HPSA), to conduct outreach, education, and referrals for enrollment in the Washtenaw County area. In October and November 2013, more than 70 volunteers were trained in the basics of the Affordable Care Act and the new health insurance […]

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Medicaid Expansion Bill Heads to Governor Snyder

Medicaid Expansion Bill Heads to Governor Snyder The Michigan House voted (75-32) today to concur with the changes the Senate made to HB4714 to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The Senate sent the bill to the House without immediate effect. Thus, the legislation is on its way to Governor Snyder’s desk without immediate […]

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Michigan Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion

The Michigan Senate passed HB4714 yesterday evening, with a 20-18 vote. HB4714 enables Michigan to expand eligibility rules for Medicaid enrollment to allow anyone under 133% of the federal poverty level to qualify for Medicaid, the state’s health care plan for low-income individuals and families. This could enable up to 400,000 more people to have health […]

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Washtenaw Health Plan to offer state health care program to adults with little-to-no income in April

WHI member Washtenaw Health Plan featured on AnnArbor.com. Washtenaw Health Plan to offer state health care program to adults with little-to-no income in April By AMY BIOLCHINI – County, health and environment reporter Originally posted on AnnArbor.com on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 : 11:12 a.m. A health insurance plan specifically designed to help adults with little-to-no […]

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Medicaid Expansion in Michigan – Timeline

Guest post courtesy of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation On February 7, 2013, Governor Snyder submitted his FY 2014 budget proposal to the state legislature, which included expanding Michigan’s Medicaid program. The expansion is expected to extend coverage to at least 470,000 residents and save the state at least $1 billion over 10 […]

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Ypsilanti asked to commit $1,000, join Washtenaw Health Initiative

Original post on AnnArbor.com, by Katrease Stafford at 5:56 a.m. Ypsilanti asked to commit $1,000, join Washtenaw Health Initiative Nearly 29,000 individuals in Washtenaw County are without health insurance and the Washtenaw Health Initiative, a volunteer group organized to prepare the county for the full implementation of the federal health care reform, said it knows the way to […]

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