Health Policy

Immigration attorney Scholten joins Dem field challenging Amash 

Hillary Scholten, a Grand Rapids-based immigrant rights attorney, is joining the Democratic field of candidates in seeking to represent Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.  Scholten, a...

Whitmer admin. pledges ‘transparency’ on clean water

Just days after signing a spending bill that allocates $3 million to implement new drinking water rules, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she wants the...

Dingell, El-Sayed to join Medicare for All event

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) is set to be part of a roundtable on Medicare for All on Saturday in Dearborn. The event is...

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,...

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