June 2021 Newsletter: MMOE explains American Rescue Plan, Mental Health First Aid Training, and more


The American Rescue Plan, passed in March, dramatically decreased consumer costs for health insurance offered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Insurance Marketplace. However, many of the uninsured still don’t know if they are eligible, if they can afford it, or how to navigate the enrollment process. The MMOE workgroup will offer community presentations to describe free and low-cost insurance options, encourage enrollment.
Read the June newsletter online for this story, and more, including:

  • Millage funding extends Mental Health First Aid training to local organizations–request a training now;
  • Huron Valley Ambulance, a longtime WHI member organization, provides accessible, high-quality pre-hospital health care services–read more;
  • News of note to WHI members, such as “Even small bills for health insurance may cause healthy low-income people
    to drop coverage,” IHPI News, by Richard Hirth and John Ayanian;
  • Grant opportunities, such as the Ethel & James Flinn Foundation’s funding for mental health care and services (Deadline: Mid-July 2021);
  • Community resources, such as EMU’s new study about the effects of racism on mental health;
  • COVID-19 information; upcoming WHI meetings; and more.

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