Current Status of Medicaid Expansion in State:
State is studying options, leaning toward Expansion
Regular legislative process.
20% of Michigan residents are enrolled in Medicaid and 86% of all beneficiaries have managed care. The state's Medicaid program covers up to 200% FPL depending on the specific program. The Michigan Department of Public Health oversees the state's Medicaid program.
Expansion of Medicaid to 133% FPL would be a 30% increase over current enrollment.
Though the state has not yet made a decision on the implementation, but Governor Snyder has said that he believes the ACA has the potential to save the state money. The final decision would require the Republican legislature to back the Governor's plan for the Expansion.
· Michigan was one of the states that sued for repeal of the ACA.
· The state has received an 1115 Waiver to expand coverage for childless adults up to 35% FPL who are not otherwise eligible for Medicaid or Medicare.
· Michigan has organized a health care reform task force to study options. Under the former governor, a strategic plan was created for implementation of the ACA.
· The Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation has also submitted EHB benchmark suggestions.