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Study: Medicaid work requirements failed to increase employment rate

Updated 6/25, 2:06 p.m. The first study of Arkansas’ first-in-the-nation Medicaid work requirements was released this week, and it shows that they’ve kicked people off...

Bill reintroduced mandating insurance coverage for birth control

A state senator introduced a bill on Thursday aimed at protecting the federal mandate that requires insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs. State Sen. Winnie Brinks...
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Analyst: Industry, government must address prescription cost drivers

A national expert who specializes in analyzing what causes prescription drugs to increase said that both the public and private sectors must address pricing...

Report: Trump poverty formula could cut number of welfare recipients

President Donald Trump’s administration is considering changing how the federal government calculates poverty. But the proposed adjustment could lead to fewer people being eligible for...

Experts: Medicaid work requirement tweaks unlikely to stop many from losing...

Bipartisan legislation introduced this week would tweak the reporting requirements for Michigan’s controversial Medicaid work requirements law. Senate Bill 362 is sponsored by state...
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Top Medicaid doctor denies allegations of wrongdoing

Michigan’s Medicaid chief is denying allegations of wrongdoing in a response to a state administrative complaint that alleged he violated his medical duties by...

U.S. House panel hears bill to stop deep cuts to Michigan...

A U.S. House subcommittee met Tuesday to discuss a bill that could prevent massive cuts to a crucial Medicaid program in Michigan. House Resolution 3022,...

Health groups ‘disappointed’ with e-cig bill signed by gov.

In an effort to curb what she deems a “public health crisis,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation that makes it formally illegal to...
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State Medicaid chief put on paid leave after alleged overprescription, negligence

Michigan’s Medicaid chief has been placed on paid administrative leave pending a formal state complaint, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) confirmed Friday. Dr....
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Gaba: More unknowns than knowns as Michigan enters brave new world...

Charles Gaba knows his way around an insurance market. A metro Detroit web developer who made a national name for himself in the early...

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