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Questionnaire NameHealthy Michigan - Amendment Request
DescriptionMichigan proposes to amend its demonstration, "Healthy Michigan Plan." The state is requesting that in order for beneficiaries with income between 100 percent and 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) to maintain eligibility after 48 months of cumulative enrollment, they must engage in annual healthy behaviors and non-exempt beneficiaries must pay a monthly 5 percent of income premium as a condition of continued Medicaid eligibility. The state is also requesting the authority to require beneficiaries to participate in community engagement requirements as a condition of continued Medicaid eligibility. Michigan is no longer seeking to implement the "Marketplace Option" and is no longer seeking continuation of the corresponding authorities. The federal comment period will be open from September 26, 2018 through October 26, 2018.
Response FromID: #383497 on Oct 5th 2018 12:15 pm
Healthy Michigan - Amendment Request

Healthy Michigan - Amendment Request

We encourage the public to submit their comments on Medicaid.gov as they relate to demonstrations open for public comments. In support of transparency and open government, all public comments received are immediately posted and are in the public domain. Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services staff will review all public comments posted and we reserve the discretion to delete comments that are generally understood as any of the following: obscene, profane, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate.

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Open for Public Comment – 9/26/18 – 10/26/18

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As a senior health systems analyst, I am deeply disturbed at states moving forward with work requirements in order to get access to to access desperately needed health care coverage. For many, this is like yanking the rug out from under their feet when they least expect it, except the results can end up deadly at a much faster rate. Many people struggle do find work because of their medical conditions. Adding additional stressors to try to push them a direction they are struggling to go is only going resort in individuals getting sicker, which means their healthcare costs escalate as well. In the end, when all of the preventive care has fallen through from lack of health care coverage and now they're applying for Social Security. I implore you, as a human being, deny this waiver to Michigan. Hubert Humphrey said, "The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped." He's right, and if Michigan's work requirement passes, it is with a dark stain on the worth of our society.
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