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Health chief will follow Medicaid work rules, won’t pursue single-payer

Robert Gordon, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s pick to head the sprawling Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is concerned that tens or hundreds of...

Alex Rossman: My view from the ICU: Everyone deserves quality health...

I’m writing this from a hospital room in the pediatric intensive care unit. One of my sweet little nine-month-old daughters (yes, twins!) is dealing...

Stabenow touts Medicare buy-in plan, says Peters is a ‘progressive’ senator

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow thinks there’s still plenty of room to find bipartisan compromise in Congress, despite the near-constant political warfare on...

Tom Watkins: We must end mental health stigma to stop suicide

The news hit me hard. There was another apparent suicide and my heart sank. I did not know Travis Weber well; in fact, I believe...

Jacobs: Gov. right to spotlight state worker morale, Medicaid work rules

Gilda Jacobs has watched her share of State of the State addresses, having spent a total of 12 years in both chambers of the...

Metro Detroit leaders offer Whitmer advice before 1st State of the...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will deliver her first State of the State message on Tuesday at the state Capitol. Expectations are always high for a...

Whitmer tells feds she wants changes to Medicaid work requirements

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday notified the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that she plans to work with state lawmakers on changes...

Susan J. Demas: If we ever get single-payer health care, thank...

John Dingell Jr. touched the lives of thousands of people, both in small and monumental ways. The outpouring of grief from his colleagues, staffers...

John Dingell, longest-serving member of Congress in history, dies at 92

Updated, 12:30 a.m. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history, has died. He was 92. Dingell recently entered hospice care after being diagnosed...

Report: Almost 200K could lose coverage under Medicaid work mandate

Up to one-quarter of the roughly 650,000 Michiganders on Medicaid could lose health coverage under the state’s new work requirements law. That’s according to the...

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