Many communities in Michigan are using an innovative approach to providing health care benefits to persons in need. Programs called County Health Plans are serving as a vehicle to provide access to organized systems of health care for the indigent uninsured and lower income persons without private or public health insurance.
Each County Health Plan is responsible for administering the State's Adult Benefits Waiver (ABW) program for the county or counties it serves. This program ended March 31, 2014 and its recipients transferred to the new Healthy Michigan Program. Through contracts with local hospitals, most County Health Plans have expanded their coverage through various programs to include low income uninsured residents in their service areas. Many of these still continue today.
The County Health Plans appearing on this website have a contractual arrangement with Ingham Health Plan Corporation to administer their programs. County Health Plans are not insurance but provide health care services to residents in their service area.