Evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan
In 2014, Michigan implemented a substantial expansion of its Medicaid program for non-elderly adults. Called the Healthy Michigan Plan, this new program emphasizes preventive care, personal responsibility in one’s health, and cost-sharing of health services. The CHEAR Center is collaborating with researchers from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation to conduct a major evaluation of this new program.
To understand the utilization of medical, dental and other services among adults enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan; to understand the impact of Healthy Michigan Plan on adults’ health status and overall well-being; to examine the link between cost-sharing and utilization.
Research Topics and Methods:
This five-year, multi-component project includes:
- Analysis of utilization data for Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees
- Survey of primary care providers who see Healthy Michigan Plan patients
- Interviews with Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees
- Analysis of cost-sharing data
The project is funded by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services.