Information on Michigan Medicaid Program
Michigan Medicaid provides medical coverage to eligible needy persons for Michigan residents. The purpose of Medicaid in Michigan is to improve the health of people in Michigan who might otherwise go without medical care for themselves and their children.. Medicaid is both funded by the Federal and State cooperative working together.
Primary health services funded through Medicaid are physician, hospital and long term care. Additional medical coverage includes drugs/prescriptions, medical equipment and transportation, family planning, laboratory tests, x-rays and other medical services.
The mission of the program is to improve the health of Michigan residents by:
- Emphasizing health prevention
- Promoting continuity of health care
- Providing a medical home for Medicaid recipients
- Ensuring that each recipient can receive high quality, comprehensive health care services within the recipient’s community
Do You Qualify for Michigan Medicaid?
To qualify for Medicaid Michigan :
- you must be a resident of the state of Michigan
- a US national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien,
- in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19,
- blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.
Michigan Medicaid Application Process:
- You can apply for these benefits at your local Department of Human Services (DHS) or by mail. In addition, there are a number of local community agencies, such as your local health department, that offer help in applying for Medicaid.
- Your local DHS county office can be found at the following:http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5461—,00.html
- A listing of local health departments can be found at:http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132–96747–,00.html
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