By Phillip Bergquist, Director of Health Center Operations, Michigan Primary Care Association
Tomorrow is the day we’ve been waiting for and working toward for months. The Healthy Michigan Plan will open for enrollment, bringing a new, affordable health coverage option to hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents.
The collective impact of Michigan’s Health Centers in Health Insurance Marketplace outreach, community education and enrollment assistance has been impressive. But, we’ve got a lot of work ahead to reach and assist this new population of potential enrollees.
When facing a challenge and opportunity as large as the Healthy Michigan Plan it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. So, MPCA has put together a multitude of resources to support and guide the dedicated work of staff, providers, board members and volunteers in organizations statewide.
These new resources are available online at www.mpca.net/oetoolkit and we’ve featured the top ten resources and strategies in a new fact sheet called “10 Things You Can Do to Build Healthy Michigan Plan Awareness.” Can you implement four strategies? How about six? Accomplishing all ten will put your organization well on its way to ensuring your community gets covered!