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 responsibile 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 receipents transferred to the new Healthy
Michigan Program. Through contracts with local hospitals, most County Health Plans have
expanded their coverage through various prgrams to include low income uninsured residents
in thier service areas. Many of these still continue today.
The County Health Plans appearing on
this website have a contractual arrangement with Health
Plan Management Services to administer their programs. County Health Plans are not insurance but
provide health care services to residents in their service area.