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Help is available for all tribal members, their families and employees for enrollment in the Healthy Michigan Plan and the Insurance Marketplace (ACA) through the support of your health care staff at the tribal health centers.

The Healthy Michigan Medicaid Expansion Plan is well underway throughout Michigan as of April 1, 2014. Staff at all tribal health facilities have been assisting a steady stream of clients looking to enroll in the plan.

The initiative, launched on April 1, modified Medicaid requirement to provide comprehensive coverage to 477,000 low-income, uninsured Michigan residents who were previously ineligible. State officials expect the plan to cover about 320,000 people in 2014.

The plan offers federal and state-mandated benefits for emergency services, hospitalization, mental health, substance abuse, prescription drugs, preventative care and other wellness-related needs. Eligible residents must be between 19 to 64 years and must be unemployed or have incomes no more than 133 percent of the federal poverty level, which is about $16,000 for a single adult and $33,000 for a four-person family.

Tribal members can still sign up through the Insurance Marketplace to find a quality health insurance plan that fits their needs and budget.

For assistance, please contact your local tribal clinic in your area.

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