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Enrollment for low-income health plan ends April 30

by CJ Carnacchio

April 17, 2013

Oakland County Commissioner Mike Spisz (R-Oxford) wants people who lack health insurance to know there are options out there for them to get the medical care they need.

That's why during his visit to the Oxford Township Board meeting last week, Spisz asked officials to help him inform the public about the Adult Medical Program offered through the state's Department of Human Services.

"One of my goals as commissioner is to spread the word about many of these programs that are offered through the county or through the state," he said.

The program pays for basic medical care, has low or no co-pays and offers more coverage than a similar program offered by Oakland Health Plan, a nonprofit organization.

"I want to make sure that the people out there who need health care, but can't afford it, can get it," Spisz said. "This is one of the programs that allows that."

Those who qualify for the Adult Medical Program must be between the ages of 18 and 64, have no minor children living at home, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident for at least five years and have no income or low income.

Low income is defined as $316 (gross) per month for a single person or $425 per month for a married couple (higher income if working).

"It looks like a pretty good program," Spisz said.

Those interested in applying must do so by April 30 that's when the enrollment period ends.

They can apply on-line at www.michigan.gov/mibridges or at the Department of Human Services office located at 28 N. Saginaw St. (Suite 1200) in Pontiac's Oakland Towne Center.