What They’re Watching: Alejandra Solorzano, Benefits Data Trust


Eli Kirshbaum


We spoke with Alejandra Solorzano, the Michigan engagement manager for the Benefits Data Trust in Michigan, at the recent 2023 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference about what she’s watching in state health policy. Her priorities include modernizing access to healthcare benefits for Michiganders on Medicaid.

The organization uses data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to help direct its outreach to residents in need of social support programs.

“There’s a lot of people out there who don’t know that they qualify. But [if they’re] making use different benefits, they most likely qualify for others. So if I’m on Medicaid and I’m not on SNAP, then I may be losing out [on] between 25 dollars, to 125 dollars, to 250 dollars worth of food assistance.”