Author Archives: Abigail RN

Reverse the MI Vaccine Waiver: HCF Testimony

5-27-17 This Thursday, the MI House Education Reform Committee held a hearing on HB 4425/26. Abigail Nobel for Healthcare Freedom in Michigan attended and submitted written testimony supporting the bills and opposing the MDHHS Vaccine Waiver Rule. “Mr. Chairman, Committee Members, and … Continue reading

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Healthcare Freedom: Call to Action for Vaccine Waiver Bills

Alert: Action is needed. The 5-25-17 House Education Reform Committee hearing showed insufficient votes to pass HB 4425/26. No floor vote is possible without further action. Some are attempting to water down the bills. Action is required for the bills to progress. Michigan residents who support … Continue reading

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MI Vaccine Waiver Hearing: The Rule Impedes Exercise of Parental Rights

  Legislature Challenges Vaccine Waiver May 27, 2017 Abigail Nobel Thursday morning, MI House Education Reform Committee heard testimony on HB 4425 and HB 4426, tie-barred bills that reverse a 2015 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Vaccine Waiver … Continue reading

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Press Release: Michigan Increasing Tax on Nurses

Press Release: Michigan Increasing Tax on Nurses By Abigail Nobel  9-19-16 Lansing, MI — Increasing the price nurses must pay to work in Michigan is set to impact healthcare consumers and professionals as the Michigan House Health Policy Committee hears testimony on HB 5400, “Expand Scope … Continue reading

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Interchangeables: Cheaper Biologics on Track for Michigan

Biologics took a big step toward affordability when HB 4812 had a second hearing before the MI Senate Health Policy Committee a few weeks ago. At issue was the prescribing process for interchangeables, the newer, cheaper versions of the expensive biologic … Continue reading

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Home Birth Freedom Lobby Day

November 12, 2015 was Home Birth Freedom Lobby Day in Lansing, MI. The issue at stake: new regulation through licensure. Blustery weather didn’t deter families and midwives from turning out to defend their way of life. They even brought their children:   … Continue reading

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Press Release: Lay Midwives, Families Fight Back

Lobby Day: Home Birth Freedom 11/12/15 By Abigail Nobel 11-11-15 Lansing, MI — In a major win for opponents of Midwife Licensure bills in Lansing, the House failed to reach a vote on HB 4598 before adjournment for Thanksgiving Break. Despite cancellation … Continue reading

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Lansing Battles over Biologics

House Health Policy This Week Ever notice how two people can read the same words and come away with opposite meanings? I watched that spring to life in the House Health Policy Committee on Tuesday, October 27, in a dispute over medications. Horrendously expensive Biologic … Continue reading

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High Health Insurance? Three Questions to Remember

Christine blinked, and checked again. It was no mistake. Her health insurance was going up 40%. She hadn’t really expected it to go down, but this was ridiculous!  Christine is one of millions of Americans waking up into the nightmare of overpriced healthcare. Most of us never realize how … Continue reading

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What Are the Sharing Organizations?

Sharing organizations crept slowly into the public consciousness for a few decades, but with the effects of the ACA they are exploding in membership, talk radio coverage, and innovation. Because coverage has been selective, I give a brief overview here. … Continue reading

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