Top Issues - Healthcare

The Michigan House of Representatives voted 45-63 to defeat a substitute version of House Bill (HB) 5013 late in the evening of Nov. 2. 
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association has been adamantly opposed to House Bill 5013 throughout deliberations on the bill, and we are encouraged by the fact that the Michigan House of Representatives opted to vote down what was simply a bad bill. 
The House Committee on Insurance on Thursday, Oct. 26, reported an H-1 substitute for House Bill (HB) 5013 to the full House of Representatives. 
To say we’re disappointed in the House Insurance Committee’s decision to send House Bill 5013 to the floor of the House is an understatement given the enormously negative impact this bill could have on the patients and communities served by Michigan hospitals.
The MHA testified before the House Committee on Insurance on Oct. 3 in opposition to House Bill (HB) 5013, which seeks to reform the auto no-fault insurance system and would have serious implications for those injured in auto accidents and providers. 
As promised by elected officials toward the end of summer, the debate over Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system is heating up in Lansing with the introduction of another no-fault bill in the Legislature. 
Top Issues - Healthcare | September 29
A last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was officially tabled Sept. 26 by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). 
Top Issues - Healthcare | September 28
A statement from MHA CEO Brian Peters regarding the U.S. Senate's decision to table a vote on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill.
We recognize and appreciate Mayor Duggan and Speaker Leonard’s commitment to lowering auto insurance rates for Michigan drivers, but today's proposal isn’t a new beginning — it’s a nonstarter. 
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. 
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.
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. 
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. 
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,
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.
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.
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...
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.
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. 
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.
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