health care

5:15 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Michigan becomes battleground over Affordable Care Act

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Debates over Medicaid expansion, health insurance exchange, intensify state battle over "Obamacare"
As the nation approaches a milestone under Obamacare this October, Michigan is emerging as one of 10 states considered key for the law's success nationwide. Oct. 1 marks "Opening Day" of a key component of the Affordable Care Act - health insurance exchanges, which are Internet-based marketplaces where consumers can price-shop for low-cost health insurance.
3:02 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Over 2100 seek WMU Med School slots

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Western Michigan University officials say WMU and Kalamazoo College graduates will get "preferred" status for the 50 openings in the medical school's first class.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Western Michigan University School of Medicine is still a year away from opening its doors, but as of July 30, more than 2,100 students have applied for the 50 slots in its inaugural class.
8:39 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

State Senate committee approves new Medicaid expansion bill

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Full Senate could consider competing bills to expand Medicaid
Lansing- Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to expand access to Medicaid health insurance inched forward in the state Senate Wednesday, but now faces two competing proposals aimed lowering the number of uninsured through private insurance plans. A state Senate committee on Wednesday advanced legislation to expand access to the Medicaid health insurance program for 400,000 low-income residents.
9:31 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

State Senate committee to vote on Medicaid expansion

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Expansion passed House, but has stalled in Republican-controlled Senate
Lansing - A Senate committee is likely to vote on a Medicaid expansion bill Wednesday, after it was re-written by a Senate work group since passing in the House in June. The bill would reform Michigan's Medicaid system and expand it to all adults with incomes under 133 percent of the federal poverty line.
1:41 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Hitting the road to improve rural health

The mobile Professional Hearing Services clinic stops in Niles
Credit Maggie Kane / WMUK

It’s not easy for rural Michigan residents to access specialized health services. Clinics are often located in bigger cities, which can be a miles away, or even in a neighboring state. However, a mobile hearing aid clinic in southwest Michigan is experimenting with a way to solve the problem.

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