Created by the State of Michigan as part of the federal government’s State
Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), MIChild and Healthy Kids are designed to provide health benefits to children from birth through 19 years of age. MIChild is funded by the State and administered by private health plans, while Healthy Kids is an expansion of Medicaid. Under the programs, expectant women who qualify receive mental health and substance abuse services, prenatal care, and delivery services. Children get preventive health services such as regular checkups, emergency care, dental care, shots, pharmaceuticals, hospital care, and vision and hearing screening.
As the official Genesee County outreach agent for MIChild and Healthy Kids, the Coalition enrolled over 18,000 children in the two programs, allowing more of our area’s youngsters access to regular health care.