Cover Michigan Survey 2011

June 20, 2011

Person filling out a survey with a pen.

In 2009, the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) commissioned the first Cover Michigan Survey, to gain insight into the issue of health care access in Michigan. The report was released in March 2010. Now, this 2011 report presents the findings of the Cover Michigan Survey conducted in 2010, which was designed to delve deeper into key questions raised by the previous report. 

One of the most important conclusions of the Cover Michigan Survey was this: Having health coverage is not synonymous with having access to health care. Many respondents—even those with health coverage—reported significant barriers to obtaining affordable care.

The specific goals of the 2011 Cover Michigan Survey were:

  • To describe and better understand the connection between health coverage and access to care, with an in-depth look at the current Medicaid population.
  • To explore issues people face when seeking and receiving medical care.
  • To develop an in-depth profile of health status and its connection to health coverage.


Suggested citation: Riba, Melissa, Nathaniel Ehrlich, Marianne Udow-Phillips, and Karen Clark. Cover Michigan Survey 2011. Ann Arbor, MI; Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, 2011.

The staff of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) would like to thank the staff of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State University for their assistance with the design and analysis of the survey.

© 2011 Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation. Any part of this survey may be duplicated and distributed for non-profit educational purposes provided the source is credited.