Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2015 Data Tables

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Q31. Following the roll-out of the federal Affordable Care Act, some local governments and private employers have transitioned their retirees to public health care exchanges. Other jurisdictions have decided not to, while still others have not even considered it. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's status? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits)

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Following the roll-out of the federal Affordable Care Act, some local governments and private employers have transitioned their retirees to public health care exchanges. Other jurisdictions have decided not to, while still others have not even considered it. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's status? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) It already moved at least some retirees to an exchange 0% 1% 6% 0% 3%
It decided to move at least some retirees to an exchange, but has not yet done so 0% 2% 1% 4% 1%
It discussed moving retirees to an exchange, but has decided not to 0% 9% 7% 5% 7%
It discussed moving retirees to an exchange, but has not yet decided what to do 5% 3% 10% 4% 7%
It has not discussed transferring retirees to an exchange, but might consider it in the future 47% 19% 36% 11% 30%
It has not discussed transferring retirees to an exchange, and is unlikely to discuss it in the future 44% 43% 27% 45% 35%
Don't Know 3% 23% 13% 32% 17%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Following the roll-out of the federal Affordable Care Act, some local governments and private employers have transitioned their retirees to public health care exchanges. Other jurisdictions have decided not to, while still others have not even considered it. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's status? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) It already moved at least some retirees to an exchange 6% 6% 4% 3% 0% 3%
It decided to move at least some retirees to an exchange, but has not yet done so 0% 3% 2% 1% 0% 1%
It discussed moving retirees to an exchange, but has decided not to 5% 6% 6% 6% 10% 7%
It discussed moving retirees to an exchange, but has not yet decided what to do 0% 7% 2% 7% 13% 7%
It has not discussed transferring retirees to an exchange, but might consider it in the future 17% 27% 40% 34% 27% 30%
It has not discussed transferring retirees to an exchange, and is unlikely to discuss it in the future 36% 35% 27% 35% 40% 35%
Don't Know 37% 17% 18% 14% 11% 17%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Following the roll-out of the federal Affordable Care Act, some local governments and private employers have transitioned their retirees to public health care exchanges. Other jurisdictions have decided not to, while still others have not even considered it. Which of the following best describes your jurisdiction's status? (Among those jurisdictions that reported offering some kind of retiree health care benefits) It already moved at least some retirees to an exchange 0% 4% 6% 8% 3% 2% 3%
It decided to move at least some retirees to an exchange, but has not yet done so 4% 4% 0% 3% 0% 1% 1%
It discussed moving retirees to an exchange, but has decided not to 4% 4% 6% 0% 11% 8% 7%
It discussed moving retirees to an exchange, but has not yet decided what to do 4% 0% 6% 3% 6% 10% 7%
It has not discussed transferring retirees to an exchange, but might consider it in the future 25% 33% 36% 41% 23% 28% 30%
It has not discussed transferring retirees to an exchange, and is unlikely to discuss it in the future 48% 28% 23% 22% 44% 37% 35%
Don't Know 14% 26% 23% 24% 13% 13% 17%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.