Issues in Healthcare

MHA Unemployment Compensation Program staff members have been participating since March in the Michigan Legislature’s Unemployment Work Group. Read More
The Legislature moved a step closer to completing work on the fiscal year (FY) 2018 state budget, as the Joint House and Senate Department for Health & Human Services (DHHS) Conference Committee approved the conference report. Read More
On June 6, the Senate Health Policy Committee, chaired by Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake), reported out bills that are a part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s bipartisan bill package aimed at combating Michigan’s growing opioid epidemic. Read More
The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its last meeting of the program year May 25 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals.  Read More
On May 24, the state House Health Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Hank Vaupel (R-Handy Twp.), reported out bills that are part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s bipartisan bill package to combat Michigan’s growing opioid epidemic. Read More
More than 20 hospital trustees and CEOs participated in the MHA Trustee Advocacy Day May 17. The event was designed to help members of hospital and healthcare organization governing boards learn more about the legislative process and strengthen relationships with Michigan lawmakers. Read More
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) by a 217-213 vote May 4. The AHCA would repeal and replace the existing ACA and threatens coverage and access to care for millions of people across the nation. Read More
The state House and Senate passed separate versions of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) budget. Read More
Only 8 percent of Michigan voters favor repealing the Affordable Care Act without the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump first putting a detailed replacement plan in place, according to a survey released on Feb. 15 by EPIC-MRA. Read More
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