health care

11:41 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Michigan to Start Medicaid Expansion in April

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Medicaid expansion as part of the federal Affordable Care Act was approved last year in Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING, MI -- The 300,000 to 500,000 Michigan residents eligible to obtain health insurance under the federal expansion of Medicaid may have to wait a little longer to get coverage. Michigan officials are backing off previous indications that Healthy Michigan, the Medicaid expansion plan that is part of the Affordable Care Act, will be in place and providing coverage by April 1.
6:14 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Battle Creek hospitals work to address shortage of saline solution

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Officials at Bronson Battle Creek and Oaklawn say there is enough saline on hand, but they're watching supplies closely
A national saline solution shortage means local health care providers supplies are running lower than normal.
11:18 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Borgess issuing layoff notices, number unknown

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Layoffs will take place over next several weeks, but spokesman did not provide number
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - One of Kalamazoo's two major hospitals is laying off part of its workforce and is issuing layoff notices Thursday, a spokesman for Borgess Medical Center confirmed. "Communication with all 4,100 Borgess associates is taking place at this time.
Health Care
8:16 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Events Thursday in Kalamazoo area offer help with Obamacare enrollment

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Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Shawn Dhanak


Free professional help is being offered Thursday for people who need assistance enrolling in health care plans. 

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11:55 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Governor Snyder criticizes Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema for comments on gays and AIDS

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Snyder calls Agema's remarks in Berrien County "extreme and discriminatory"
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder has added his voice to the chorus of criticism directed at Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema over his latest antigay remarks. Agema, in a speech at a Republican meeting in Berrien County on Thursday, said that gay people manipulate the system to get free health insurance because they are dying from AIDS at a young age.