State health care information for the criminal justice system

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For a glossary of important terms in this profile, review the Key Terms for State Health Care Information for Criminal Justice Systems.

Basic Information on Health Reform in Michigan

Basic State Information: Michigan has expanded Medicaid coverage to eligible low-income adults, as of January 2015.  Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are safety net health benefit programs available to low income families and adults in Michigan. [i]

Health Insurance Exchange Information: Michigan has adopted a State-Federal Partnership model for their health insurance exchange.  People can purchase low-cost plans on the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and take advantage of any federal tax subsidies that apply.

Enrollment: People can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of year and coverage can begin immediately. They can purchase and enroll in marketplace plans during the annual open enrollment period, which begins November 15th of each year and extends through February 15th.  If they meet certain criteria, such as having been released from custody in the last 90 days, they may be able to enroll in private coverage outside the open enrollment period. There are three ways to see if they meet eligibility requirements and to apply for or enroll in these benefits:

1) They can use Michigan’s online application for free or low cost health benefits.[ii]

2) They can use the online application on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.[iii]

 

Michigan Medicaid and Health Insurance Links

Link to the state Medicaid agency website for more information on Medicaid and for application forms to download and print[iv]

Link to important contact information and the Medicaid helpline number  (1-855-276-4627)[v]

Link to a map with locations and contact information for the nearest local office of the Michigan Department of Community Health

Link to a summary of Michigan’s basic eligibility guidelines[vi]

Link to information on Michigan’s Medicaid State Plan for traditionally Medicaid-eligible individuals[vii]

Link to Michigan’s Alternative Benefit Plan which details the services that are covered for newly Medicaid-eligible individuals in the expansion population [viii]

Link to information on member rights and responsibilities

Link to contact information for the state Medicaid director[ix]

Link to the Medicaid provider manual[x]

 

Where do you apply for coverage on Michigan’s health insurance exchange? To apply, visit Healthcare.gov. [xi]

Where can you find help to enrollment in health coverage and answers to questions? Link to enrollment help[xii]

 

State Health information

How many people in Michigan are eligible to participate?  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 11% of Michigan’s population (304,679) was uninsured in 2013. The total number of potential marketplace participants is 689,000.[xiii]

How many are enrolled so far? 304,679 individuals have selected a plan as of January 2015.[xiv]

How many of the state’s uninsured population are eligible for Medicaid? 523,000 of uninsured Michigan residents are eligible for Medicaid; 462,000 of them are adults, as of November 2014.[xv]

Is Michigan a Medicaid health home state?  No.[xvi]

Who are the health committee chairs in the state legislature?

 House: Rep. Mike Callton (R-District 87) chairs the Health Policy Committee.

Senate: Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-District 16) chairs the Health Policy Committee.Role

[xvii]

 

Other Related Information and Links for Michigan

Link to information on the Michigan Department Corrections [xviii]

Link to the Michigan Bureau of Substance Abuse Services [xix]

Link to the Michigan Department of Community Health, Mental Health Services[xx]

Link to the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards to get information about Michigan’s mental health service providers

 

General Information and Useful Links on Health Reform

Kaiser Family Foundation offers information on health reform in each state:

Link to specific health data and insurance coverage information for Michigan[xxi]

Link to a calculator for possible subsidies available to people who purchase coverage on the exchanges [xxii]

Link to information about health insurance exchanges in each state [xxiii]

 

Government websites that offer useful information on health reform:

InsureKidsNow.gov offers general information on the CHIP program.[xxiv]

Healthcare.gov offers links to local enrollment help and information on coverage for incarcerated people and answers to questions about health benefits.[xxv]

Medicaid.gov offers general information on the Medicaid program and a breakdown of mandatory benefits all plans must include. [xxvi]

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers an online directory of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in each state that offer free or low cost care.[xxvii]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) offers a directory of substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in each state at: SA-Treatment Facility Locator and at: MH-Treatment Facility Locator.[xxviii]

SAMHSA also offers the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, which has information on substance abuse treatment facilities by state, the types of programs available, and services they offer for justice-involved populations.[xxix]

 

Click here to return to the map of state profiles: state-by-state healthcare profile map

 

[i] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid by State, Michigan, last viewed on January 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/Michigan.html

[ii] See MI BRIDGES, last viewed at November 16, 2014, at 12:10 p.m., https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/.

[iii] See HealthCare.gov, Apply for health coverage, last viewed at November 16, 2014, at 3:28 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/apply-and-enroll/how-to-apply/.

[iv] See Michigan Department of Community Health, last viewed at November 16, 2014, at 3:31 p.m., http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2943_4860—,00.html.

[v] See Michigan Department of Community Health, Contact MDCH, last viewed at November 16, 2014, at 3:32 p.m, http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-8526-58525–,00.html.

[vi] See Michigan Department of Community Health, Health Care Programs Eligibility, last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 10:06 p.m., http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2943_4860-35199–,00.html#Adults.

[vii] See Michigan Department of Community Health, Michigan Medicaid State Plan, last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 10:19 p.m., http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2943_4860-225474–,00.html. (Provides state plan amendments and summaries).

[viii] See Michigan Medicaid Fee-For-Service Handbook, last viewed at November 15, 2014, 10:26 p.m., http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/MDCH-Pub_669_Medicaid_Fee_for_Svc_204662_7.pdf.

[ix] See Michigan Department of Community Health, MSA Contact Information, last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 10:35 p.m., http://www.Michigan.gov/dhhs/oms/contacts.shtml.

[x] See Michigan Department of Community Health, Medicaid Provider Manual, last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 10:25 p.m., http://www.mdch.state.mi.us/dch-medicaid/manuals/medicaidprovidermanual.pdf

[xi] See MI BRIDGES, last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 11:39 p.m., https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/.

[xii]See Michigan Department of Community Health, How Can I Get Free or Low Cost Health Care For Me and My Family, last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 11:43 p.m., http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2943_52115—,00.html.

[xiii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, November 9, 2014, at 12:27 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-Michigan/.

[xiv] See CMS, Medicaid & CHIP: June 2014 Monthly Applications, Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment Report August 8, 2014, last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 11:37 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/AffordableCareAct/Medicaid-Moving-Forward-2014/Downloads/June-2014-Enrollment-Report.pdf.

[xv] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, State Profiles: How Will the Uninsured Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 11:38 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-Michigan/.

[xvi] See Michigan Department of Community Health, Health Home Summary for Community Mental Health Agencies, February 6, 2011, last viewed at November 16, 2014, at 12:24 p.m., http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdch/shSec_2703_response_to_CMH_346580_7.pdf.

[xvii] See The Michigan Senate, Health Policy Committee, last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 11:50 p.m., http://www.senate.michigan.gov/committee/healthpolicy.html.

[xviii] See Michigan Department of Corrections, last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 11:46 p.m., http://www.michigan.gov/corrections.

[xix] See Michigan Department of Community Health,  last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 11:54 p.m., Michigan Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2941—,00.html.

[xx] See Michigan Department of Community Health, last viewed at November 15, 2014, at 11:54 p.m., http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2941_4868_4899—,00.html.

[xxi] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-category/health-reform/?state=MI.

[xxii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxiii]  See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxiv]   See InsureKidsNow.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html.

[xxv]  See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/ and https://www.healthcare.gov/incarcerated-people/.

[xxvi] See Medicaid.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/medicaid-and-chip-program-information.html.

[xxvii]  See Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Find a Health Center, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/.

xxix See SAMSHA Treatment Facility Locator, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx and http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

xxx See SAMHSA N-SSATS last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/substance-abuse-facilities-data-nssats.

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