Top Issues - Healthcare

Open enrollment for 2018 healthcare coverage through the individual marketplace started Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 15, and Michigan hospitals are helping those who need assistance with the insurance enrollment process. Read More
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.  Read More
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.  Read More
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.  Read More
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. Read More
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.  Read More
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.  Read More
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).  Read More
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. Read More
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.  Read More
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
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