Top Issues - Healthcare

Midterm elections are finally over, but the MHA is just beginning to evaluate the impact of the results and how the new administration and legislators will affect healthcare in Michigan.
Voters will be heading to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, and casting ballots for the key decision-makers on healthcare policy for the next two to four years.
In a Nov. 1 Detroit Free Press article, Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at the MHA, spoke to reporter J.C. Reindl about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Michigan five years after the program launched.
This week's Race of the Week covers the Michigan Secretary of State race between Democrat Jocelyn Benson and Republican Mary Treder Lang.
This week's Race of the Week looks at the Election 2018 statewide ballot proposals.
This week’s MHA Race of the Week highlights the Michigan Attorney General race between Democrat Dana Nessel and Republican Tom Leonard. 
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, collects electronic data on patient care in hospital-based settings and describes patterns of healthcare delivery and utilization in the United States.
This week’s MHA Race of the Week highlights the U.S. Senate race between Michigan’s Democratic incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Republican John James. 
MHA's Race of the Week series for the week of Oct. 8 takes a look at Michigan's gubernatorial candidates, and why the race is critical for Michigan voters and the healthcare community.
This week’s MHA Race of the Week provides information on one of the most critical general election races: the Michigan Supreme Court. 
Top Issues - Healthcare | September 28
Recently, the ACA Medicaid Expansion in Michigan and Financial Health study was published through the National Bureau of Economic Research.
A recently published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that Michigan experienced an 8 percent rise in opioid overdose-related deaths last year. 
On Sept. 11, Gov. Rick Snyder announced the formation of an anti-fraud unit to investigate insurance and financial fraud.
The upcoming general election will set the stage for critical healthcare policy decisions for Michigan and the nation in the years ahead. 
Michigan’s primary election was held Tuesday, Aug. 7, finalizing the November general election ballot. The 2018 midterm election is critical to Michigan hospitals given the number of open seats available due to term limits. 
The MHA encourages its staff, members and other stakeholders in the healthcare community to vote in the state’s primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The MHA Keystone Center will conduct a webinar regarding updates to the Michigan opioid laws from 10 to 11 a.m. July 27. The education session is free of charge for members, but registration is required.
On June 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, an omnibus package of legislation to address the opioid drug addiction crisis. The House Energy and Commerce Committee published a summary of the package at its website dedicated to the opioid issue. 
The Legislature took one step closer to finalizing the state healthcare budget during a Joint House and Senate conference committee held June 7 to approve the conference report on Senate Bill (SB) 856, the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget for the Michigan DHHS. 
The Michigan Legislature on June 7 fast-tracked the approval of a revised version of Senate Bill (SB) 897, which would require able-bodied individuals between 19 and 62 years of age to work an average of 80 hours per month to continue qualifying for healthcare coverage under Medicaid expansion. ...
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