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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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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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Does Michigan Need an Exchange, after All?

One week ago, the Supreme Court heard King v. Burwell, the challenge to subsidies applied through the federal exchange. If sustained, this will directly affect approximately 237,000 subsidized Michigan residents. (My calculation using the 2014 HHS subsidy rate of 87%, … Continue reading

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