Health Policy

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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Medical care, cost shift concerns loom as gov. expected to sign...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to take the opportunity at this week’s Mackinac Policy Conference to sign Michigan’s long-awaited no-fault reform bill as a...

Gordon deploys Obama admin. experience in tackling PFAS, Medicaid work requirements

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon has stepped into his role at a time when the department faces crucial...

Shirkey: GOP ‘more optimistic than in weeks’ for auto no-fault deal

As negotiations continue between Republican leaders and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, GOP leaders are finding hope that major changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance...

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...
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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...

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