A new Medicaid Law that was to require recipients to verify their employment status in order to receive benefits has been struck down by a Federal Judge. Recipients will not have to report work and community activities in order to receive health insurance. We reported on the law earlier this year. It had the potential to affect more than 11,000 individuals reported as Healthy Michigan Plan Health Insurance, or Medicaid, recipients in St. Clair County.
While some lawmakers supported the reform and accountability effort, it was also met with serious opposition, including St. Clair County Health Department’s Medical Health Officer, Dr. Annette Mercatante, who previously expressed concern over people losing their insurance and creating unnecessary negative health problems.