To enroll in Medicaid as a Michigan resident, enroll through the Healthy Michigan Plan, says MI Bridges. This is through the Affordable Care Act, offering health care coverage for uninsured and low-income individuals.
Go to the Healthy Michigan Plan website, and click Apply for Health Care Coverage Only. An account must be created if it has not done so already, according to Medicaid.gov. Log in to the website with the chosen user ID and password. The Medicaid program is available to families in need of low-cost health coverage. There is an open enrollment period between July and September, plus special enrollment for the rest of the year.
Part of the Michigan Medicaid program is the CHIP program, according to Medicaid.gov. CHIP, or Children's Health Insurance Program, began in 1997 as a way to give health insurance to children in low-income households. The CHIP program is for children as well as pregnant and nursing women.
There is an online tool available to determine if a family qualifies for Medicaid or CHIP programs, according to HealthCare.gov. This tool involves entering a ZIP code and answering questions about the household income, family size, needs of certain family members and whether or not the family currently has health care coverage.