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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services expects that 100,000 people on the Healthy Michigan Plan, the state’s Medicaid expansion program, will lose coverage for at least one month this year due to new Medicaid work requirements.

It’s an old estimate bolstered by new preliminary data: on March 10, MDHHS officials plan to send letters to 80,000 people who didn’t comply with the reporting requirements in January.

“We still think there will be more than 100,000 people losing coverage in 2020 if the law remains in effect. This 80,000 figure is only one month of data and there are many people who will come into the program throughout the year that will not comply,” said MDHHS spokesperson Bob Wheaton.

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