Priority Health offers Medicaid, including MIChild, Healthy Michigan Plan and Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) plans for individuals and their families in Michigan. Our Medicaid plans offer excellent health coverage and are rated as top quality plans by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a state and federally funded program that provides health coverage to eligible low-income adults (including pregnant women), children, adults age 65 and older and people with disabilities.
Priority Health Choice Inc. is approved by the State of Michigan to offer Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, MIChild and Children's Special Health Care Services in many Michigan counties.
In fact, Priority Health's Medicaid plan is rated "Excellent" in Michigan for quality1. No matter which plan you qualify for, you can be sure that your care is covered, including:
- Doctor visits
- Emergency services
- Hospital stays
- Preventive care
- Maternity care
- Prescription drugs
- And more
What's the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicare is a federal health care program for people age 65 or older, or some people with disabilities, regardless of income. Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides health care coverage if you have a low income.
What's the difference between Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, MIChild and Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) plans?
Medicaid – Health care coverage for people of all ages with a low income.
Healthy Michigan Plan – Provides health care coverage to Michigan residents age 19-64 years at a low cost if:
- Their income is at or below 133% of the federal poverty level
- They don't qualify for or aren't enrolled in a Medicare or other Medicaid plan
- They are not pregnant at the time of enrollment
MIChild – Provides health care coverage to eligible children in Michigan.
Children's Special Health Care Services – A program for children under age 21 and some adults, with special health care needs, regardless of income. Note: this program is offered in all states, so if you move, you'll need to reapply for the program in your new state of residence.
For more information or assistance, please reach out to the Care Management Department at 616.464.4145.
Visit the State of Michigan website for more information on CSHCS and eligibility.
1 National Commission on Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings, 2014-2015
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