CHRT’s first Cover Michigan Survey focuses on health care coverage, health status, ability to pay for care, and decisions about seeking—or not seeking—needed health care services. The resulting study paints an important picture for those seeking to expand access to care in Michigan and the U.S. While health insurance coverage for all is an important goal, the survey reveals that coverage alone will not guarantee access to care. Other barriers to access—such as cost and availability of providers—must be addressed by policymakers in all sectors in order to close the gap between coverage and care. And, factors beyond medical care—such as income and education—must be considered if the focus is on achieving the ultimate goal: improved health status for all Michiganders.