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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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Repost from AnnArbor.com: Beyond politics: the Affordable Care Act, your doctor and you

Originally posted by Betsy de Parry, AnnArbor.com Community Contributor, on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 : 8 a.m. The Supreme Court’s decision to mostly uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) set off an incessant roar about whom the decision helps or hurts politically. I’ve wanted to scream, “What about us — the patients? And what about our doctors?” I’m not alone. […]

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Online access to food stamps and Medicaid makes life easier

This post highlights some of the work being conducted by a number of WHI member organizations: Michigan Department of Human Services, Washtenaw Health Plan, and the United Way of Washtenaw County.   Original post from AnnArbor.com – guest post from the Washtenaw County Public Health Department Many people turn to public assistance programs when they lose a […]

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Detailed Report of Ann Arbor City Council Discussion to Join Washtenaw Health Initiative

Originally posted on the Ann Arbor Chronicle BY DAVE ASKINS  JULY 8, 2012 at 10 am Excerpted from Sustainability Permeates Council Meeting – Agenda reflected goals: green streets, tax abatements, appointments City Membership in Washtenaw Health Initiative The council considered a resolution that allows the city of Ann Arbor to become a member of the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI). The resolution altered […]

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City Joins Washtenaw Health Initiative

Originally posted on the Ann Arbor Chronicle JULY 2, 2012 at 8 pm by Chronicle Staff At its July 2, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council passed a resolution that allows the city of Ann Arbor to become a member of the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI). The resolution altered the budget for fiscal year 2013 (which […]

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