Catch up Day 36- Medicaid at 50: State Highlight: Michigan

Michigan covers 2,303,973 people through its Medicaid and CHIP programs.

Recently, Michigan was highlighted for its recent work to cover dental services for kids and people receiving Medicaid through the state’s Medicaid expansion program Healthy Michigan. The state has extended dental coverage to children to all counties. Additionally, the state has made investments to increase payments to dentists to encourage acceptance of Medicaid for children.

There was a lot of really interesting facts in the recent report, but one of the most fun one was this gem:

Approximately 22% of the population is eligible for 1 of the many Medicaid insurance programs that include fee-for-service (FFS) and managed care insurance plans. There is an adult Medicaid dental benefit that was reinstated in Michigan in 2010. All Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligible children (MIChild in Michigan) are entitled to dental services under the early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment benefit (EPSDT) in that program.

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