Westside Mothers v. Olsezewski (Mich.)


Westside Mothers v. Olsezewski (Mich.) — Settlement Agreement

As the Law Center pressed forward tenaciously in the case, the Michigan Department of Community Health announced in 2006 that it would increase its rates, and in 2007 the parties settled the case.

The settlement preserved significant expansions of the state’s program and major increases in rates paid to doctors and dentists for treating Medicaid patients. The settlement also required the state to monitor children’s access to care, which it had never done before the settlement. Finally, the settlement provides for ongoing oversight of the state’s program by representatives of the plaintiffs.