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Trump moves to ban flavored vapes 1 week after Whitmer’s action

The President Donald Trump administration on Wednesday moved to ban flavored vaping products, just days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a similar policy.  U.S. Secretary...

Marijuana warning label bills pass Michigan House

Legislation requiring warning label a warning label on all marijuana products cautioning women of the possible side effects of marijuana usage was overwhelmingly approved...

U.S. House panel advances gun control bills along party lines, as...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday, despite unified Republican opposition.  The committee voted along partisan lines...

Medicaid work requirements tweak clear House

Legislation aimed at loosening Michigan’s new work requirements for Medicaid is one step closer to hitting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk.  The state House of Representatives...

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...

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