While legislators engage in partisan battles, few citizens have applied or re-applied for Healthy Michigan Plan benefits since a federal judge ruled on March 4 that MDHH’s proposed work requirements are unlawful. This, at a time when COVID-19 has had a terrible impact on Black and brown communities in Berrien County, in Michigan, and throughout the country – shining a spotlight on the inequities the many uninsured have already experienced in our health care system.