Washtenaw Health Plan (WHP) is a health coverage program for low-income Washtenaw County residents who don't have access to affordable health insurance. WHP helps people get the health care services they need. WHP is NOT insurance so enrollment is only for those that would not be subjected to a tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act or for special situations.
The mission of the Washtenaw Health Plan is to expand and assure access to health care and improve the health status of low-income, uninsured County residents. In partnership with local health care organizations, the WHP promotes, organizes, administers, and finances programs to increase access to health care for persons unable to pay for such care.
The WHP is a public-private partnership with Washtenaw County government, University of Michigan Health System, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, and other local health care providers. The WHP uses its resources and role in the community to strengthen the local health care safety net by maximizing access to primary care for uninsured, underinsured, and other vulnerable Washtenaw County residents, offering essential coverage to uninsured and underinsured individuals. The WHP also reinforces, expands, and works to assure the viability of safety net health care organizations providing primary care for residents facing barriers to health care.