MHA Monday Report Nov. 13, 2017

Posted on November 13, 2017

AHA Urges Action on Removal of Tax Exemption for Private Activity Bonds

The American Hospital Association (AHA) issued an action alert the week of Nov. 6 urging nonprofit hospitals to contact U.S. representatives about a provision in the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, the federal tax reform package that would eliminate the tax exemption for private activity bonds … Read more

Senate Passes Bills to Allow Concealed Pistols in Currently Gun-free Zones

On Nov. 8, the Michigan Senate passed Senate Bills (SBs) 584-586, which would allow citizens to carry concealed pistols into hospitals and other areas that are currently designated as gun-free zones. This package of bills … Read more

Safe Tables Invaluable Tool for Healthcare Professionals

Safe tables provide a legally protected environment for MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) members to discuss sensitive topics with regard to patient safety. A PSO Safe Table on Rural Health will occur from … Read more

Michigan Harvest Gathering Provides 2.3 Million Meals

Nancy McKeague speaking at luncheonAttorney General Bill Schuette announced at the Nov. 8 Michigan Harvest Gathering celebration luncheon that, to date, the 2017 campaign has raised $320,000 and more than 791,000 pounds of food to help feed Michigan’s hungry residents … Read more

The Keckley Report

The Uncanny Similarities Between Health Reform and Tax Reform
Paul Keckley“In DC, the current focus of Congress’ attention is the GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act tax reform package introduced Thursday. As proposed, it lowers corporate tax rates, eliminates or limits some popular deductions, adds new taxes including a tax on college endowment income, eliminates some loopholes, caps mortgage interest write-offs at $500,000 and expands the standardized deductions for middle income families.

“Its sponsors are Republicans: Democrats oppose it. And special interest groups are already lined up on both sides.”

Paul Keckley, Nov. 6, 2017

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news:

  • Part three in a three-part webinar series for members of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. EST Thursday.
  • The MHA Physicians in Healthcare Leadership Council will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center.
  • The state Legislature approved $7.1 million to implement a hepatitis A vaccination program to combat the outbreak in southeast Michigan.
  • The application period for loan repayment agreements through the Michigan State Loan Repayment Program (MSLRP) has been shortened for 2018.

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Nancy McKeagueMHA in the News

Read recent national and state headlines about the MHA, including a story featuring a quote from MHA’s Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff Nancy McKeague about a bill that would allow employers to expand paid leave and workplace options to employees and more.

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  • MHA Monday Report Nov. 13, 2017

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, PSO, Webinar, Senate, Harvest Gathering, Michigan State Loan Repayment Program, safe table, health equity, rural health, SBs 584-586, gun-free zones, federal tax reform, infrastructure, bond, hepatitis A, MHA Committees Councils and Task Forces

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