The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is asking for input on its efforts to create a better public health care program. As part of an initiative called MIHealthyLife, MDHHS is looking for ideas about how to create a more equitable, coordinated, and person-centered system of care, dedicated to ensuring Michiganders a healthier future.
Background for Solicitation

Medicaid is a health care program that provides a wide range of health care services to adults, pregnant people and children. Most people with Medicaid join a Medicaid health plan. The Medicaid health plan is responsible for paying for and helping people use Medicaid-covered services. For example, people enrolled in Healthy Michigan Plan and MIChild are enrolled in Medicaid health plans.

In fall 2023, MDHHS will ask Medicaid health plans for new contract proposals to provide health services to people enrolled in Medicaid. As part of this effort, MDHHS is looking for ideas to make the program better. Through this survey, MDHHS is asking for input about potential changes to the new contracts. MDHHS hopes to receive input from people enrolled in Medicaid and their families, advocacy groups, community-based organizations, health care and other providers, health systems, health plans and other interested parties.

MDHHS Vision Statement

MDHHS’ overarching vision is to deliver health and opportunity to all Michiganders, reducing intergenerational poverty and promoting health equity. MDHHS seeks to achieve this vision in all its initiatives, including MIHealthyLife (the Medicaid health plan procurement initiative).


Please complete this online survey, which includes both closed- and open-ended questions, no later than 5 p.m., EST, August 26, 2022.

For more information or to stay updated on the MIHealthyLife initiative, please visit MIHealthyLife.