Health Policy

Number of Michiganders without health insurance rises in 2018

Michigan is one of eight states that saw the number of people without health insurance significantly rise from 2017 to 2018, according to new...

State sends out letters to Medicaid enrollees on new work requirements

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) last week began sending out informational letters to Medicaid enrollees about work requirements that start...

Updated: University of Michigan backtracks on STI test coverage

Updated, 8:27 p.m., 9/6/19 The University of Michigan has reportedly reversed course on covering students' sexually transmitted infections (STIs) tests.*  After the university enacted a new...

Stabenow talks mental health, drug prices at forum

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) updated constituents on legislation lowering drug prices and discussed the difficulties of ensuring affordable health care during a public...

House Republicans pan Whitmer’s flavored vape ban

Republicans in the state Senate may be generally supportive of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed ban on flavored vaping products, but their counterparts in...

Transportation, childcare challenges raised at Slotkin health care roundtable

Health care advocates and experts joined together Wednesday evening to discuss challenges of rising medical costs and transportation barriers for low-income families.  The roundtable discussion...

Whitmer signs 1st vaping ban in nation, industry group calls it...

Updated, 2:37 9/4/2019 with comment from Shirkey's office and to reflect that U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone is a congressman, not a senator Gov. Gretchen Whitmer...

Will Michigan Republicans flip the script on gun control in Washington? 

WASHINGTON — When Congress passed landmark gun violence prevention legislation known as the Brady Bill back in 1993, three Michigan Republicans were among the...

Apocalypse watch: New West Michigan school designed with hiding spots in...

As Republicans continue to refuse to solve America's gun problem, desperate parents are sending their kids off to school in bulletproof backpacks. And now a...

John Knappmann: We need real solutions for surprise medical billing

Michiganders need relief when it comes to surprise medical billing.  Fortunately, Congress finally seems to be taking action as it inches toward a legislative solution....

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