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Q&A: Rep. Mary Whiteford discusses the importance of behavioral health initiatives

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 5, 2021 | Michigan

Representative Mary Whiteford is a Republican from West Michigan who serves as a member of the House Health Policy Committee. The representative spoke to State of Reform about the importance of behavioral health and how the Michigan Crisis and Access Line (MiCAL) can help Michiganders across the state. Mansur Shaheen:...[ Read More ]

Health Policy Committee hears testimony on insulin price cap

Mansur Shaheen | Mar 3, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan House Health Policy Committee heard testimony on HB 4346 on Wednesday, a bill that would cap co-pays for a 30-day supply of insulin at $50. The bill is a part of a 15-point proposal to make sweeping changes to Michigan health care that was presented last week. The...[ Read More ]

Michigan bill would create nursing home advisory commission

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 26, 2021 | Michigan

A new bill in Michigan would create a nursing home advisory commission. The bipartisan HB 4317 was filed jointly this week by Rep. Angela Witwer, a Democrat, and Rep. Bronna Kahle, a Republican. The commission will be created as a part of the Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)....[ Read More ]

Michigan Pharmacist Association backs 15-point Michigan health proposal

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 26, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is backing a 15-point proposal unveiled by Michigan house members that would make sweeping changes to health care in the state. MPA President Heather Christensen told State of Reform she thinks the proposals “are amazing”. The MPA is a strong support of the “Controlling Prescription...[ Read More ]

Michigan legislators release bipartisan proposal for sweeping health care changes

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 24, 2021 | Michigan

Michigan legislators unveiled a bipartisan health care plan Wednesday that would make sweeping changes to health care in the state. Changes in the proposal include a cap on insulin prices, drug pricing transparency, expansion of telehealth and more. The three large scale problems addressed in the proposal are health affordability,...[ Read More ]

MDHHS 2022 fiscal budget presented to House committee

Mansur Shaheen | Feb 17, 2021 | Michigan

The recommended 2022 fiscal budget for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) was presented to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services on Wednesday. Elizabeth Hertel, director of MDHHS, gave the presentation and notified the committee of what initiatives the department is planning to fund...[ Read More ]