In March 2010, national health
care reform legislation that originally developed in the U.S.
Senate passed the U.S. House of Representatives and was then
signed into law by President Obama, marking a historic day in
the progress towards healthcare coverage for all Americans. The
MHA Health Reform Resource Center will monitor provisions of the
law that affect Michigan hospitals and health systems and
provide tools, information and resources for members as reform
Gov. Snyder recently signed into law House Bill 4714, known as the Healthy Michigan plan, which significantly reforms and expands Medicaid coverage to hardworking Michigan adults. Part of the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion, the Healthy Michigan plan increases Medicaid eligibility to adults up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level and will potentially cover about 450,000 additional residents. After months of debate, the Legislature passed the bill at the end of the summer and Gov. Snyder signed the bill into law Sept. 16.
Members looking for information about outreach and enrollment for Healthy Michigan and the state's Federally-facilitated Marketplace are encouraged to click on "Outreach and Enrollment" below. Members with questions about Expand Medicaid coalition efforts may contact
Ruthanne Sudderth at the MHA.
MHA Member Tools and Reform
Affordable Care Act - Legislative Details
If you have any questions regarding the MHA's views on national healthcare reform, please contact Laura Appel, executive
director, Health Reform Resource Center, at the MHA at (517) 703-8601.