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Insurance Adults

Are you: 

  • Age 18 or older,
  • Without health insurance,
  • Need health care, and
  • Cannot afford to pay for private health insurance? 

If you answered "yes" to these questions, you may qualify for free or low-cost health care insurance (coverage) available to adults. 


For low-income people who are elderly (age 65 or older); blind; or disabled.  Provides comprehensive medical, mental health, vision, and dental coverage. 


For low-income Washtenaw County residents without health insurance who do not qualify for full Medicaid, Medicare, and other publicly-funded health coverage programs. 

  • For more information, click here or call (734) 544-3030.

ADULT BENEFIT WAIVER (ABW; WASHTENAW HEALTH PLAN - "PLAN A") (also called "Adult Medical Program" or "AMP"; formerly State Medical Program or SMP)  Note:  ABW/WHP Plan A is currently closed to new applicants as of February 28, 2008.

For low-income, childless adults ages 18 to 64.  Must be a Michigan resident. 

Be aware that:   

  • ABW (WHP Plan A) has more comprehensive health benefits than WHP Plan B.  Click here for more information.
  • Current WHP Plan B members who apply for ABW (WHP Plan A) and do NOT qualify will NOT lose their WHP Plan B coverage. 

For more information, contact Department of Human Services (DHS; formerly Family Independence Agency, FIA), Washtenaw County Office, 22 Center Street, Ypsilanti, MI, 48198, phone (734) 481-2000, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


For adults age 65 or over of all income levels and adults of all ages with specific disabilities. 

  • For more information, call (800) 633-4227 or click here


For low-income children, elderly (age 65 or over), and pregnant women who do not qualify for Healthy Kids/Medicaid, MIChild, or full Medicaid.  Covers inpatient (hospital) labor and delivery services for pregnant women; covers "emergency" services for children and elderly. 

Pregnant women with Emergency Only Medicaid should also apply for MOMS (see above) and Washtenaw Health Plan - "Plan B" (see above); children and elderly with Emergency Only Medicaid should also apply for Washtenaw Health Plan - "Plan B" (see above).   


For Washtenaw County residents without or with limited prescription drug coverage.  There are no income or age restrictions. 

  • For more information and an application form, click here.

Other health care coverage programs for adultsclick here

Other health care coverage programs for children, pregnant women and families  - click here

Updated 11/28/2012 JA

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