Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MAPAAC Town Hall Meeting re Healthy Michigan Plan

Just received this from the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission re Healthy Michigan Plan, fyi:
Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission to Host Town Hall on Expanded Medicaid Program and Immigration Initiatives
Detroit – On Sunday, August 17, 2014 the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC), the Healthy Asian American Project and the Vietnamese American Association of Michigan will host a town hall meeting on the Healthy Michigan Plan – a state of Michigan program to provide low-cost health care benefits to Michigan residents.  The event will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church, 26256 Ryan Road, Warren from 2 to 4 pm.A translator will be available to provide the information in Vietnamese.  A question and answer period will follow the presentation. “As part of MAPAAC’s work to educate the Asian Pacific community on state programs and initiatives, we are pleased to host these town halls in native languages so attendees can learn about more about opportunities available to Michigan residents,” said Jamie Hsu, MAPAAC Chair. Individuals are eligible for the Healthy Michigan Plan if they:·         Are age 19-64 years
·         Have income at or below 133% of the federal poverty level* ($16,000 for a single person or $33,000 for a family of four)
·         Do not qualify for or are not enrolled in Medicare
·         Do not qualify for or are not enrolled in other Medicaid programs
·         Are not pregnant at the time of application
·         Are residents of the State of Michigan
 In addition to Healthy Michigan program, attendees will learn about Upwardly Global, a training program to help skilled immigrants, refugees and asylees rebuild their professional careers, and the Michigan EB-5 Regional Center, offering a visa program designed to facilitate foreign investments in new, job-creating commercial enterprises. If you would like to attend and need accommodations to do so, please call 586-713-8261. MAPAAC was established to advance the full and equal participation of Asian and Pacific Americans in the building of a greater Michigan. The Commission, made up of 21 individuals appointed by the Governor, advises the Governor and state legislature on policy matters and serves Michigan’s Asian and Pacific American population by promoting their development and welfare and recognizing their achievements. Each member of the Commission has a specific interest or expertise in Asian or Pacific American concerns.

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