This month’s newsletter includes a rundown of recent notable activity at MDHHS, a conversation with Alex Rossman, External Affairs Director at the Michigan League for Public Policy, and information about the nurse strike at the University of Michigan. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform   1. MDHHS works to increase COVID health equity, … Read more

Though the public health emergency (PHE) was recently renewed, Michigan’s Medicaid enrollees could still be in jeopardy of losing their coverage.  The Michigan League for Public Policy (MLPP) outlined recommendations for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to make the redetermination period for Medicaid/CHIP members smooth, without losing health coverage. Their recommendations … Read more

Michigan has the ability to enroll 3,000 to 4,000 more “lawfully residing” immigrant children and pregnant women in Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through a 2007 act—the Legal Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act (ICHIA). However, the state has yet to do so, according to a report from the Michigan League for Public … Read more