Top Issues - Healthcare

MHA Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President Laura Appel was interviewed by Michigan Radio in a Sept. 20 story about Michigan hospitals’ stance on the latest ACA repeal & replace effort, the  Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill.  Read More
MHA CEO Brian Peters was among healthcare leaders quoted in a Sept. 20 Crain’s Detroit Business article about the proposed Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson legislation that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Read More
Once again, a proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” is making the rounds in Washington, and once again, it’s a bill that is simply unacceptable when it comes to protecting the health and well-being of Michiganders.  Read More
A bipartisan group of legislators announced the first “official” auto no-fault insurance bill package this fall during a news conference Sept. 14, casting the first stone in what promises to be a volley of legislative activity on auto no-fault reform this fall.  Read More
Top Issues - Healthcare | September 15
As the Michigan Legislature gears up to look at ways to lower the cost of auto insurance in Michigan, a poll released Sept. 13 found that Michigan voters disapprove of a practice commonly referred to as redlining, Read More
Chris Mitchell, MHA’s senior vice president for advocacy, spoke to the Detroit News for an article about efforts to reform Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system. Read More
A Senate GOP effort to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed to garner the support needed for passage in a vote that extended into the early morning hours Friday, Aug. 28. Read More
On July 25, Senate Republicans successfully earned the votes necessary to move forward with the debate over how to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the 51-50 vote, Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote in favor of the action after Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski... Read More
A promised vote by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was canceled the week of July 17 when it became apparent there were not enough Republican votes for the legislation to win the chamber’s approval. Read More
On July 13, Republicans in the U.S. Senate issued an updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) in an effort to win the votes needed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare.  Read More
July 2, 2017, Crain's Detroit Business article written by Jay Greene about the impact of graduate medical education in Michigan and the efforts of the University of Michigan and other teaching hospitals to educate and retain physicians in Michigan. Read More
MHA CEO Brian Peters joined local business, community and healthcare leaders at a forum hosted June 5 to discuss the importance of Medicaid and the state’s innovative Healthy Michigan Plan to families, businesses and communities across Michigan. Read More
In the last two weeks, auto no-fault insurance reform has been back in the headlines, which has led to no shortage of discussion of some key points of dissention among stakeholders. Read More
With regard to reports of a new CPAN proposal on auto no-fault, the MHA has a board-endorsed position on this issue – and that position does not support fee schedules for healthcare providers, which could jeopardize access to needed treatment and recovery services for accident victims. Read More
As part of the May 7-10 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting, MHA members went to Capitol Hill to continue advocacy on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Read More
The following statement can be attributed to Brian Peters, CEO, at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that could have serious ramifications for Michigan residents, our communities and our hos... Read More
March 24, 2017: For Immediate Release Attributed to MHA CEO Brian Peters Today, the U.S. House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that could have a severe and negative impact on Michigan residents, our communities and our hospitals and ... Read More
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is launching a television ad urging Congress to protect health coverage for the most vulnerable as it considers legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 30-second ad will being airing this weekend (March 17) on national cable and in... Read More
March 13, 2017: For Immediate Release Attributed to MHA CEO Brian Peters Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its scoring of the recently introduced American Health Care Act (AHCA), which will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” ... Read More
In guest commentary submitted to Modern Healthcare magazine, Beaumont Health President and CEO John T. Fox discusses the key components of an ACA replacement plan and shares the importance of maintaining health coverage that nearly 1 million Michigan residents rely upon under the current law. Read More
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