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Health Care Programs for Adults

Caretaker Relative Medicaid is available to eligible parents and people who act as parents, caring for a dependent child. These people are called caretaker relatives. There is an income limit for this program.

If income is over the income limit, persons may incur medical expenses that equal or exceed the excess income and still qualify for this program. Contact the local Department of Human Services in your county to apply for this program.

Aged, Blind, Disabled Medicaid is available to persons who are aged, blind, or disabled. There are income and asset limits. If the income is over the income limit, persons may incur medical expenses that equal or exceed the excess income and still qualify for this program. Contact the local Department of Human Services in your county to apply for this program.

Medicare Savings Program (MSP) pays for certain Medicare costs. There is an asset limit. The income amount determines what is covered. The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) may help pay the following, depending on income:
  • Medicare premiums
  • Medicare coinsurance
  • Medicare deductible
Contact the local Department of Human Services in your county to apply for this program.

Adult Medical Program (AMP) provides basic medical care to low income adults who do not qualify for Medicaid. There are asset and income limits. Some counties have a county health plan that the person must be enrolled in to receive AMP benefits. Additional services may be available through the county health plan. Contact the local Department of Human Services in your county to apply for this program.

If an eligible person has access to employer sponsored health insurance the Department of Community Health (DCH) may provide the person with a voucher (equal in value to the cost of AMP) that can be used to join the employer sponsored plan. Enrollment in the employer-sponsored plan would be granted/authorized instead of receiving AMP.

MIChoice The waiver provides home and community based health care services for aged and disabled persons. The program's goal is to allow persons to remain at home to receive health services. If they did not receive such services, these persons would require nursing home care. The cost of care at home must be less than the cost of care in a nursing home. The waiver may provide other benefits to help the person remain at home. Contact the local Department of Human Services in your county to apply for this program.
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