Top Issues - Healthcare

A new website — VerifyMICare.org — launched today by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) gives consumers and patients easy access to important information about the quality of healthcare provided at hospitals across the state. Read More
As part of a national effort to bring attention to a lack of federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the MHA joined member hospitals, the American Hospital Association, and a coalition of state and national organizations and healthcare providers for a Day of Action ... Read More
On Jan. 11, the state treasurer and the directors of the House and Senate fiscal agencies convened the state’s annual January revenue estimating conference.  Read More
MHA Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President Laura Appel was interviewed for a Dec. 24 MiBiz.com article about what’s to come for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2018. Read More
As the 2017 congressional calendar winds down, members of the U.S. House and Senate are continuing to work on proposals that could have a significant impact on Michigan patients, hospitals and the healthcare community. Read More
The Medical Services Administration recently released a final policy to increase physician payment rates for neonatal and pediatric critical and intensive care services, effective Jan. 1.  Read More
Members of the U.S. House and Senate are working to reconcile their two versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which aims to simplify the U.S. tax code but also contains provisions that would have serious repercussions for patients and hospitals in Michigan. Read More
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
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