Health Policy

House Dems announce bills to lower health care, prescription costs

At a press conference Monday morning held at the Care Free Medical clinic in Lansing, a group of House Democrats unveiled a new Health...

As the fastest-aging state in nation, Michigan joins national AARP effort

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Monday that Michigan is the fifth state to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States to help address the...

U.S. Supreme Court takes on high-stakes abortion case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a high-profile case that could have major implications for abortion rights in states...

On-site health care could help seniors stay at home

The “two super fantastic ladies” — as one resident calls them — at the Weinberg Villages senior housing complex are operating quasi-undercover. Sure, they...

Column: Anti-vaccination mothers have outsized voice on social media – pro-vaccination...

A high school student from Ohio made national headlines recently by getting inoculated despite his family’s anti-vaccination beliefs. Ethan Lindenberger, 18, who never had been...

Gilda Z. Jacobs: Legislature’s budget has some bright spots, but still...

We love budgets at the Michigan League for Public Policy, both as an organization and as individuals. It is a big focus of our...

Column: Flavored e-cigarettes sweetly lure kids into vaping and also mislead...

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sept. 15 that he plans to pursue emergency regulations to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes,...

Tlaib on vaping epidemic: ‘Kids are used as guinea pigs’ 

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) warned on Tuesday that American kids have become “guinea pigs” for e-cigarettes.  Tlaib, a member of the U.S....

Whitmer signs Medicaid work requirement fix, criticizes GOP’s DHHS budget

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law on Monday more flexibility for Medicaid recipients on work requirements and reporting rules. Senate Bill 362 exempts those trying...

How students used social media and memes to change a University...

The University of Michigan has a long history of politically active movements, from the 1962 Port Huron Statement, the first-ever teach-in in 1965 and...

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