Michigan Medicaid Patients Struggle To Find Physicians

A bit of a hurdle to expanding the program


Julie Henry has been on and off Michigan Medicaid for more than 20 years. She knows about the difficulty in finding a doctor who will accept Medicaid and why the system routinely forces her into the emergency room.

"I had to wait over a month to get into my new doctor as it is," she said in a video produced by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. "I think it's the high demand for doctors that will accept Medicaid insurance. Most places will not accept it … they are slow paying.