Washtenaw reacts as federal judges block “public charge” test for immigrants seeking green cards

On October 11, three federal judges issued nationwide injunctions that will temporarily block implementation of the “public charge” rule that had been scheduled to take effect on October 15. The rule would have allowed immigration officials to consider the use of public benefits–including food stamps, housing subsidies, and Medicaid–as a negative factor in evaluating the … Read more

As uninsured rates increase across the U.S., open enrollment takes on new significance

Last year, the national uninsured rate increased for the first time since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. Approximately 2 million Americans and 25,000 Michiganders lost health insurance coverage between 2017 and 2018. In light of these loss of coverage trends, as well as Michigan’s pending work requirements, this year’s open enrollment activities … Read more

Healthy Michigan Plan Opens for Enrollment April 1

Reprinted from an email announcement received from MDCH Director James Haveman on March 20, 2014       Read the full press release As important partners in our health efforts, I am pleased to share with you that starting April 1, Michigan will begin accepting applications for the Healthy Michigan Plan online, by phone, or … Read more

Governor Congratulates Washtenaw County DHS Staff on Job Well Done

Governor Snyder has sent a letter to the Washtenaw County DHS office congratulating the entire DHS team on its “willingness to innovate and try new approaches” and for being engaged and committed to make the Medicaid Outreach and Enrollment efforts work. He reviews the scope of the success of the program and adds, “Most impressive, … Read more