Health

7:44 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Applications for Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Begin April First

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Eventually the expansion is expected to cover 470,000 people
LANSING - Michigan will start taking applications for its expanded Medicaid program on April 1. State officials as recently as this week said it might not be ready until later in the month, but on Thursday announced that all systems are go for the program that's expected to cover 320,000 Michiganders in the first year.
7:55 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Death of 19 year old WMU Student Under Investigation

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University says grief counselors are being made available to students
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The death of a 19-year-old Western Michigan University student overnight is under investigation. A 19-year-old freshman died in Eicher Hall on the campus of WMU early Thursday morning, according to Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations. "There is absolutely no sign of alcohol or drugs being involved in this," she said.
6:10 am
Wed March 19, 2014

United Way of Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Region Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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Money will be used to benefit programs focusing on health and education
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region announced Tuesday it surpassed its $14.5 million fundraising goal during a celebration of its 2013 fundraising campaign. More than 500 supporters attended the celebration at Air Zoo, where it was announced contributions totaled $14,563,634.
6:40 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Website Problems Delay Medicaid Applications in Michigan

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Department of Community Health plans to contact people who may be eligible for Medicaid
LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Department of Community Health is asking tens of thousands of low-income residents to reapply for Medicaid coverage after they tried to sign up through the Affordable Care Act website over the past five months.
11:23 am
Fri March 7, 2014

WMU Says Major Announcement on Medical School Next Week

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Announcement is described as "major development" for new medical school but no details were given
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI --Western Michigan University is planning a "major announcement" regarding its new medical school March 11, the university said in a press release. Kalamazoo community leaders, as well as the heads of WMU, Borgess Health Bronson Healthcare will meet at 1:15 p.m.

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