health care


(MPRN-Lansing) About 600,000 Michiganders will be able to stay on the state’s expanded Medicaid program. 


Kalamazoo physician Ken Fisher says health savings accounts and high-deductible insurance plans would be the best way to fix health care, and could replace the current system. 


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.