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Prior to Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule, state reminds immigrants of rights...

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding immigrants of their rights after the President Trump administration’s so-called “public charge rule”...

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...

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...

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...

Column: We need to focus on kids’ strengths in school and...

Seeing all those back-to-school posts on Facebook is making me more than a little misty this year.  As a mom, I know my days of...

Whitmer, 16 govs. oppose Trump admin. food stamp cuts

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, along with a coalition of governors, on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture...

Whitmer creates opiods task force

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2019-18 creating the Michigan Opioids Task Force with Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun as chair. The opioid...

Inside Michigan Government: All our video interviews with Michigan department heads

Last year was a sea change election in Michigan, electing new leaders for top statewide offices, starting with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Changes may have started...

Alex Rossman: Public charge rule attacks immigrants and American values

In my 20-year career, I thought I had seen all of the tricks, maneuvers and strategies in the political procedure book.  But President Donald Trump...

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