2018 Policy Priorities
Our 2018 Policy priorities are designed to help ALICE - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - households - Michigan residents who are working and paying taxes, but still struggling to make ends meet.
ALICE parents with an infant and toddler spend 24 percent of their income on child care. Limited child care availability and high costs prohibit employers from retaining employees and building talent. Child care keeps Michigan working.
Due to Healthy Michigan, the state’s unique form of Medicaid expansion encouraging healthy behaviors and preventative care, lives are saved and ALICE avoids expensive emergency room visits.
ALICE needs an easy, non-bureaucratic mechanism to connect with faith-based, nonprofit and public resources to address basic needs before their needs become costly emergencies. 2-1-1 Centers connect people with a statewide database of available health and human services needed during difficult times.
For information on our Policy Platform, contact Nancy Lindman, Director of Policy and Partnerships.