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Senate Committee Considers Prescription Drug Cost Oversight Bills 

A package of bills under consideration by the state Senate Finance, Insurance and Consumer Protection Committee could create an independent board to review prescription drug costs with the aim of lowering prices for Michiganders.

Sen. Darrin Camilleri
Dems Introduce Plan to Lower Drug Costs for Michiganders

Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation to create a new state board to keep watch on rising prescription drug costs in Michigan—and set new price limits for Big Pharma.

Former President Barack Obama campaigns for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during a "Get Out the Vote Rally" in 2022. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
Whitmer to Call on Democrats to Codify ‘Obamacare’ Into State Law

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will call on state lawmakers this week to pass legislation proactively protecting key provisions in the Affordable Care Act, including no-cost preventive services, as the nation's health law continues to face legal challenges in federal court.

State Rep. Felicia Brabec (D-Ann Arbor) speaks about legislation in Lansing. (Rep. Felicia Brabec via Facebook)
Poll: Michiganders Want Insurers to Expand Access to Health Care 

Legislation introduced this year in Michigan would require health insurance plans to cover all “medically necessary” mental health treatment—including for substance use disorders. And a new poll suggests most Michiganders agree with the policy.

Healthcare workers test a person at a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
‘Still Killing People Every Day’: As COVID Numbers Rise Again, Health Experts Urge Caution

Despite an increase in COVID-19 caseloads, hospitalization and death rates still remain at historic lows in Michigan. Still, health experts are urging Michiganders to tread cautiously.

Health aide Angela Martin helps former Detroit Red Wings star Vladimir Konstantinov into his wheelchair on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in West Bloomfield. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Michigan Court Affirms Critical Benefits for Thousands Badly Hurt in Car Wrecks

Major changes in Michigan's car insurance system don't apply to people who were catastrophically injured before a 2019 law kicked in, the state Supreme Court said Monday in a decision that delivers critical relief to thousands of people counting on long-term benefits.

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11 Rural Michigan Communities Score Federal Cash to Boost Health Care

Thanks to President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act, millions of dollars in federal funding just landed in Michigan—and it’s all going to help improve health care in rural communities.