health care


The chairman of the Missouri Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program says the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, does many things to help Americans, and will save lives. But Ed Weisbart says it doesn’t “go far enough.” 

"After some surgical equipment appeared to be contaminated, staff at VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System has moved dozens of surgeries to U-M Medical Center, and is investigating what may have gone wrong." (Detroit Free Press)

(MPRN-Lansing) Patient advocates and two hospital-affiliated HMOs say a decision to drop them from the state’s Medicaid program will impose hardships on the people they serve. 


(MPRN-Lansing) The state will request a crucial waiver on Tuesday needed to prevent hundreds of thousands of Michiganders from losing their health insurance. 

"Some Michiganders who buy health insurance on the individual market will face double-digit rate hikes next year under rate changes approved by state regulators." (Detroit Free Press)