Issues in Healthcare

On May 23, the MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its last meeting of the program year and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill making sweeping changes to Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law May 30, during the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.
The MHA was recognized as one of the most effective associations in the state according to the latest Michigan Insider’s Survey released by MIRS May 29.
Today’s substitute version of Senate Bill 1 is an improvement over legislation that passed the House and Senate two weeks ago, though we remain concerned about how it will impact patients.
On May 16, legislative leaders announced that they would hold off on voting on two auto no-fault bills to continue negotiations with Gov. Gretchen Witmer over the weekend.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget May 14.
The Michigan House of Representatives passed House Bill 4397, which would reform the auto no-fault insurance system, in the early morning hours of May 9, just hours after the Senate passed its own version.
It’s a sad day in Lansing when legislators are celebrating jamming through a bill on a serious and complex issue under the cover of darkness.
On May 7, Chris Mitchell, the MHA's executive vice president, advocacy & public affairs, spoke with WJR's Guy Gordon about the association's concerns with Senate Bill (SB) 1, a proposal that would eviscerate Michigan's auto no-fault insurance law.
On May 7, the Michigan Senate approved legislation that would eviscerate Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law.
The U.S. District Court has ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must promptly resolve the harm caused by its unlawful cuts to Medicare reimbursement for certain hospitals enrolled in the 340B Drug Discount Program in 2018 and 2019.
We were optimistic about the Michigan Senate’s renewed efforts to tackle auto no-fault reform this year. Unfortunately, Senate Bill 1 is a shocking step backwards.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Health/Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposal April 25. 
The MHA on April 23 provided testimony at a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee in support of legislation that would increase penalties for assaulting healthcare workers.
State Reps. Roger Hauck (R-Mt. Pleasant) and Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) April 16 introduced legislation to address the issue of surprise medical bills. 
The full state House of Representatives passed two clean-up bills related to the opioid bill package regarding hospice patients that passed during the last session.
As Michigan experiences its worst measles outbreak in decades, hospitals across the state that specialize in children’s health today urged parents to have their children vaccinated to protect them and others against measles and other serious diseases that can sicken and kill people.
The MHA and its Michigan Green Healthcare Committee encourage hospitals and health systems to support the Michigan Battle of the Buildings, a free energy-reduction competition that is an easy way to identify energy-efficient practices and improve the environmental footprint of healthcare facilities....
The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened its third meeting of the program year March 14 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals.
The MHA joined the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM), state legislators and community members March 20 for a news conference in the Michigan State Capitol in conjunction with the Michigan Senate’s approval of Senate Resolution 0028 to commemorate March 20, 2019, as Hunger Solutions Day.
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