Stories tagged: "health insurance"


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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.

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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How Michigan Women Have Benefited From the Affordable Care Act

One in three Michigan women said birth control has been more accessible with the ACA, which turned 12 this week.

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300,000 People Rely on Michigan’s Public Mental Health System. Republicans Want to Privatize It.

Opponents say these bills would take away local control, worsen the level of care, and line the pockets of insurance companies at the expense of the 300,000 Michiganders who rely on the public system.

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How 303,000 Michiganders Got Health Insurance With up to 35% Savings on Premiums

Under Biden’s 2021 American Rescue Plan, the average Michigander with an existing marketplace plan has seen the cost of their premiums plunge by roughly 35%, or $59 a month. 

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This New Bill Would Let Michiganders Get 4-Year Nursing Degrees at Community Colleges

Michigan has a nursing shortage, and burnout is higher than ever. This creative approach could attract more people to the profession.

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1 in 4 Rural Michigan Hospitals Is in Danger of Closing, Even During a Pandemic. Here’s Why.

Overburdened and underfunded, Michigan’s rural hospitals are in need of life support to continue serving a large swath of the state’s families.