Study: MI Medicaid Premiums Led Some Healthier People To Disenroll

By Maya Goldman / June 1, 2021 at 3:31 PM
Michigan’s decision to have Medicaid enrollees with incomes above 100% of the federal poverty level pay premiums for their coverage has led healthier beneficiaries to disenroll from Medicaid at higher rates than they otherwise would, according to a study published in May. This indicates an overall less-healthy beneficiary population and higher per-member spending for the state. Michigan expanded Medicaid in 2014 through an 1115 waiver and decided to use increased cost-sharing -- including premiums -- in its expansion program to...

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