MI Health Link Begins Implementation in the Upper Peninsula and Southwest Michigan

Sun, 03/01/2015

MI Health Link, a new state health care program for people who are eligible for Medicaid and Medicare in four regions of the state, is now operating in the Upper Peninsula and eight counties in Southwest Michigan.  It will soon begin providing services in Wayne and Macomb Counties.  Most beneficiaries in the four regions will be automatically enrolled in the new program but can opt out or change MI Health Link health plans at any time.  While the program may offer real advantages for many individuals, including no co-pays, care coordination, and a wide array of health care services, it may not be a good choice for all beneficiaries, including those who want to continue receiving services from health care providers who are not part of the MI Health Link provider network.  MEJI is working closely with the state and other advocates to resolve consumer concerns, recommend  policy and administrative improvements to the program, and provide education about this new effort. For more information on MI Health Link, go to http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2945_64077---,00.html.