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.

For more information, please contact:
Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics
300 North Ingalls, Rm 6A14
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5456