health care

8:18 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Stryker earnings down because of recalls and acquisitions

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Company reports net earnings of $103-million on sales of $2.15-billion
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Costs related to product recalls and the acquisition of other operations weighed down third quarter earnings for Stryker Corp. But sales and earnings from ongoing operations were solid, the Kalamazoo-based company reported.
8:54 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

West Michigan company will appeal "Obamacare" ruling

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Autocam president had argued requirement to provide birth control violates Catholic faith
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Autocam Corp., which challenged "Obamacare" requirements that the company provide birth control and sterilization benefits to employees, filed notice on Wednesday, Oct. 2, that it would appeal after a federal judge tossed their lawsuit.
7:36 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Bronson Children's Hospital exceeds fundraising goal with Walk and Run

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Run raised more than $80,000
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- In its first year with a competitive 5K run, the Bronson Children's Hospital Walk & Run on Sunday exceeded its fundraising goal and may have doubled its participation. Liz Semaan with the Bronson Health Foundation said the goal was to raise $60,000 for the Bronson Children's Hospital, the only children's hospital in southwest Michigan and one of only six children's hospitals in the state.
7:02 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Policies on Michigan's health insurance exchange could cost less than other states

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An estimated 1.4-million uninsured or under insured state residents can buy policies on the exchange through the end of March
Michiganders shopping for insurance on the Michigan Health Insurance Marketplace beginning next Tuesday will spend less than much of the country, a possible result of competition drawn to the state exchange. In Michigan, the lowest prices for three categories of policies, called bronze, silver and gold, all came in lower than the national average, according to a federal analysis released today.
12:49 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Court rejects West Michigan CEO's challenge of Affordable Care Act on religious gounds

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Autocam President claimed mandate to pay for birth control violated his religious rights
CINCINNATI, OHIO - The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against the owners of Autocam Corp. of Kentwood, in their challenge to the federal government's "Obamacare" requirements to provide birth control and sterilization benefit to his employees.