Health Policy

Republicans pass abortion ban on Right to Life lobby day

Updated, 4:40 p.m., with House votes and additional reporting Senate and House Republicans on Tuesday passed bills banning an abortion procedure after declining to pursue...

Plan to release ‘medically frail’ prisoners on its way to Whitmer

Legislation that could make it easier for elderly or “medically frail” prisoners to be released from prison early will soon be on its way...

McMorrow: LGBTQ conversion therapy is ‘unethical,’ must be banned

State Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) introduced legislation this week banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth in Michigan. Senate...

Dingell joins Dems in announcing first Medicare for All hearing

The U.S. House Rules Committee next week will hold the first-ever hearing on Medicare for All. Committee Chair James McGovern (D-Mass.), U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal...

Michigan sets 2020 deadline to establish limit for toxic chemicals in...

The state has set an April 2020 deadline to implement rules limiting the amount of toxic chemicals acceptable in the water supply, the Department...

House passes revamped Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday voted to renew and expand legislation that aids victims of domestic violence, setting the stage...

Michigan Supreme Court to hear sick leave, minimum wage case

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments in a case that could determine whether Republican lawmakers violated the state Constitution in...

Dingell takes on the NRA: ‘I was sure I was going...

WASHINGTON — For Debbie Dingell, keeping guns away from domestic violence perpetrators is personal. “This is something that I care very, very deeply about,...

Michigan Democrats jump at chance to resist Obamacare repeal

When President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice announced this week that it agreed with a federal court ruling the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

Whitmer names new chief medical officer

Detroit’s health department director will be Michigan’s new chief medical executive. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Dr. Joneigh Khaldun as the state’s leading medical authority on...

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