MI to receive $4M to help secure healthcare access

September 15, 2022:- According to an article by Iz Martin in MSN, more than 4 million dollars will be going into Michigan’s pocket to support Michiganders find health insurance and expand access to healthcare navigators.

“Every Michigander merits access to high-quality, affordable health care,” stated Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Director of Michigan’s Department of Financial Services Anita Fox wants to remind Michiganders that open enrollment for 2023 starts on Nov. 1.

Fox also wants individuals to know what navigators do.

“Navigators will help you register in a 2023 Marketplace plan or, if you qualify, will help you access Medicaid, Michigan’s MIChild program, or other government aid programs. If you require health insurance for the remainder of 2022, Navigators will work with you now to explore your options and help you get access to the coverage you require for yourself and your family.” DIFS Director Anita Fox

In total, $4,059,254 has been granted in Michigan this year, an increase of about $750,000 over the grants received in 2021.

The following navigator parent organizations will be acquiring money:

  • Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services (ACCESS)
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Genesee Health Plan Corporation

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