Access to Health Care in Michigan – 2018 Cover Michigan Survey The Center for Health and Research Transformation’s (CHRT) 2018 Cover Michigan Survey asked Michigan residents about their experiences in accessing health care (see the entire brief, Access to Health Care in Michigan), specifically how easy or difficult it was to get appointments with different providers. The survey found that two factors—the presence of primary care providers (PCP), and whether or not people had a Medical Home—figured prominently in reported ease of access to care.
CHRT produces issue and survey briefs on a wide range of health and health care topics, including:
- Hospital and health system costs in the Midwest
- Prevalence of mental health disorders and access to mental health providers
- Changes in health care coverage and access to care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
- The effects of the ACA on employers in Michigan
- Michigan consumers’ satisfaction with health care coverage
- Prescription opioid use in Michigan
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IntroductionWhen the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010, health analysts expressed concerns that the expansion in coverage, predominantly through Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace would overload the health system and cause problems with access to care.1,2,3 An estimated 20 million people have gained insurance coverage nationally since the ACA’s major coverage provisions went into effect in 2014, including more than 14 million in Medicaid and CHIP, as of March 2016.4 In Michigan, insurance coverage increased from 89.0 percent in 2013 to 94.6 percent in 2016.5,6 A survey of Michigan primary care doctors shows that the fears of overwhelming the health…
As the U.S. health care system places a growing emphasis on improving the value of health care, many states and the federal government have increasingly invested in primary care to improve health outcomes and lower health care costs. Unlike “traditional” primary care settings, newer primary care models strengthen primary care providers’ role in expanding access to care and providing comprehensive, coordinated services to help improve patients’ experiences. In recent years, states have used federal funding to test new approaches to primary care through Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and other such initiatives. Many of these efforts were originally funded through time-limited Centers…
2014 Michigan Physician Survey On April 1, 2014, Michigan expanded access to Medicaid to people whose income was less than 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, or about $32,900 for a family of four.26 As of December 2014, over 470,000 Michiganders had enrolled in the expanded Medicaid program, known as Healthy Michigan,27 and over 270,000 Michiganders had enrolled in coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Marketplace.28 After Massachusetts expanded health insurance coverage in 2006, demand for primary care exceeded supply,29 raising the question of whether Michigan’s primary care providers have been able to keep up with increased demands for care…