Stories tagged: "health care"


The crew of an Air Force C-17 begins to unload a plane load of baby formula at the Indianapolis International Airport in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 22, 2022. The 132 pallets of Nestlé Health Science Alfamino Infant and Alfamino Junior formula arrived from Ramstein Air Base in Germany (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Military Plane Carrying 78,000 Pounds of Baby Formula Arrives in US Under Biden’s Operation Fly Formula 

The shipment is just the first of many, and is enough to provide for 9,000 babies and 18,000 toddlers for one week, according to US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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Gov. Whitmer Expands Medicaid Coverage for Moms & Babies to 12 Months Postpartum

The expansion of coverage—made possible by President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan—is expected to help 35,000 pregnant and postpartum people in Michigan each year, according to the governor’s office.

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The White House Wants to Help People Burdened With Unpaid Medical Bills by Holding Shady Debt Collectors Accountable

The Biden-Harris administration has announced new actions to lessen the burden of medical debt and protect consumers from unfair and aggressive debt-collection practices.

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A Still-Active 1931 Statute Could Soon Ban Abortions in Michigan. This Lawsuit Aims to Fix That.

“We believe that women in Michigan … have an affirmative right to make their own healthcare decisions, including whether or not they choose to have an abortion,” Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist told The ‘Gander.

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This Tuition-Free Initiative Has Helped More Than 100,000 Michiganders in Less Than Two Years

Many Michiganders have used the pandemic to go back to school, with the help of two state programs promising free tuition. 

From left, Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., Rep. Lucy McBath, Ga., talk about their legislation aimed at capping the price of insulin, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 31, 2022. The bill would keep consumers' out-of-pocket costs at no more than $35 per month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
This Bill From a Michigan Congressman Would Cut the Cost of Insulin

Rep. Dan Kildee’s daughter needs insulin to stay alive. But not everyone is in favor of making the pricey medication more affordable. 

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Michigan to Receive ‘Crucial’ Funds to Fight Opioids

Every year, more Michigan residents die from opioids than car crashes. Now, a historic court settlement could help communities save lives.