The Healthy Michigan Plan—our state’s Medicaid expansion
under the Affordable Care Act—has been wildly successful. Nearly 700,000 people now have access to
primary care visits, dental visits, eye glasses and birth control. However, State Senator Mike Shirkey (R-Clark
Lake) thinks that too many people are covered.
In a scheme to reduce the number of enrollees, Shirkey has
Bill 897, saying that all Medicaid recipients—both those in traditional
Medicaid and those newly covered by the expansion—be required to work. At Planned Parenthood we see this for what
it is: a blatant assault on healthcare access.
Let’s talk numbers:
It’s no wonder Shirkey is attacking the Healthy Michigan
Plan—it works, and it especially works for women. Tell State Senator Shirkey and his colleagues
that we are tired of their attacks on access to health care.
We also have
heard from our champion legislators that one of the most effective ways to your
voice heard is to share your personal story. Has Medicaid helped you or a loved one get or stay healthy? Find or keep a job? Please consider sharing your story with us.
Click the following link to learn more: http://miplannedparenthood.org/get-involved/share-your-story/
Stop Attacking Medicaid
Dear [Decision Maker],
Medicaid and the Healthy Michigan Plan work. I want my fellow Michiganders to have access to Medicaid so that they CAN work, not the other way around.
I support the Healthy Michigan Medicaid expansion and am opposed to efforts to reduce or minimize the program.
Please stop pushing SB 897 - I don't want to go backwards.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]