Crain’s Detroit Business: Michigan individual health insurance purchasers face high premiums, less help
Posted on September 28, 2017
Crain’s Detroit Business reported on Sept. 27 that federal spending cuts are going to make it harder for 277,000 people in Michigan who purchase their own health insurance through healthcare.gov.
The Trump administration shortened the open enrollment period and has cut funding by 90 percent to non-profit organizations that help educate and inform the public how to sign up for Medicaid and individual health insurance, according to the report.
Ruthanne Sudderth, the MHA’s vice president of public affairs, said Michigan hospitals are working on ways to help.
"We just learned two weeks ago this funding will go way" to Enroll Michigan, she said. "We are getting back in touch with our hospital contacts. Most hospitals have certified application counselors. No funding, just assisting people to apply for exchange or Healthy Michigan plan."
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