State expands criteria for Medicaid eligibility - ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI

State expands criteria for Medicaid eligibility

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(04/01/14) - Starting Tuesday, more people are eligible to sign up for Medicaid.

It's the state's new Medicaid expansion program - the Healthy Michigan Plan.

Genesee Health Plan is working to help people in Mid-Michigan sign up.

The Healthy Michigan Plan is part of the Affordable Care Act. It expands the criteria of who is eligible for Medicaid.

Before, your income didn't matter - you had to have a medical condition to apply for Medicaid.

That's all changed now.

For a single person, your income must be around $16,000 a year - or $33,000 for a family of four.

You must be between the ages of 19 and 64 and you must not be enrolled in other Medicaid programs.

There are a few ways to sign up - one is to call 1-855-789-5610 or head to their website, HERE.

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