Michigan at a crossroads: CHRT highlights key health policy issues for the incoming gubernatorial administration
The Michigan government has jurisdiction over a wide array of health policy issues. From the regulation of insurance products, to oversight of the state’s Medicaid program, to investing in local public health efforts, Michigan policymakers craft policies and budgets that impact the health of millions of Michiganders.
This brief provides an overview of four key and timely health policy topics:
- Medicaid and the Healthy Michigan Plan;
- the individual health insurance market and the federal Health Insurance Marketplace;
- the opioid epidemic; and
- the integration of services to address the social determinants of health.
It also explores some of the forces influencing our state’s health and discusses policy approaches to today’s health and health care issues.