Stories tagged: "health insurance"


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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. 

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Michigan’s Health Insurance Marketplace Is Now Open. Here’s How to Use it.

The 'Gander addresses nine questions Michiganders have about the Special Enrollment Period for health insurance that began Feb. 15.

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Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.

The care Trump is likely to receive in the coming days will set him apart from most people who’ve contracted the virus, a disproportionate percentage of whom have been Black, Latino, or low-income.

Underinsured Michiganders encounter difficulties when it comes to trying to receive affordable care. (Shutterstock/AP)
The Shocking Price of Staying Alive While Underinsured in Michigan

Underinsured Michiganders face such grim realities that Garret Levis moved 400 miles just to afford the care to keep him alive.

Drs. Wael Dabaja, Madison Pham volunteer at the Wyandotte Clinic. Photo courtesy the Wyandotte Clinic for the Working Uninsured.
As Michiganders Lose Health Insurance, This Downriver Clinic is Helping the Uninsured

The Wyandotte Clinic for the Working Uninsured has a very full calendar, but an uncertain financial future.

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Trump Plans to Gut Healthcare. How Much Would One Michigander’s $200 3-Minute Appointment Cost Without Insurance?

In the midst of a pandemic, President Donald Trump is trying to eliminate heath insurance programs Michiganders like Flint’s Carol-Anne Blower rely on.

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Republicans Still Want to Take Health Care Away From 20 Million Americans—in the Middle of a Pandemic

The 2010 healthcare law provided tens of millions of Americans with health care and guaranteed coverage for the 135 million Americans under 65 who live with pre-existing conditions.