Health Policy

Exclusive: 44% of Michigan maternal deaths are preventable. Whitmer has a...

Michigan ranks 38th in the nation for infant mortality and 30th for maternal mortality. Detroit’s maternal death rate is three times the national average and...

‘We have an emergency’: U.S. House panel examines Black mothers, babies...

WASHINGTON — Black mothers and babies are dying at staggering rates in Michigan and throughout the United States.   The national statistics are alarming: Black women...

Column: How undoing Obamacare would harm more than the health of...

The Affordable Care Act remains on life support after a panel of federal judges ruled on Dec. 18, 2019, that the law’s individual mandate...

Mental health hotline bill goes to gov.

A bill establishing a hotline that connects those experiencing a mental health crisis with resources is now on the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. House Bill...

Hospitals, economists join 20 AGs in ACA court fight 

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced on Thursday that a coalition of health care providers, economists, insurance companies and hospitals have joined court action...

State health experts ask Congress for help combating opioid crisis

WASHINGTON — States need sustained, flexible federal funding to support programs working to reduce deaths and addiction from opioids and other drugs, state health...

Medicaid expansion states see better health outcomes, study finds

Newly published research makes the case that a smaller share of low-income adults in southern states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act...

Column: Myths around mental illness cause high rates of unemployment

Even though mental illness affects one in five adults – and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide – secrecy and stigma around...

Turning gray and into the red: The true cost of growing...

The U.S. population is aging at such a rate that within a few years, older Americans will outnumber the country’s children for the first...

‘Real rush’ of Trump rules expected in case he loses in...

WASHINGTON — The President Trump administration is preparing to finalize a host of high-profile rules in 2020, including policies that will impact everything from...

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