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5 Things Michigan: MDHHS activity, Q&A w/ MLPP's Alex Rossman, U of M nurses protest working conditions

| Sep 8, 2022 | Michigan

This month's newsletter includes a rundown of recent notable activity at MDHHS, a conversation with Alex Rossman, External Affairs Director at the Michigan League for Public Policy, and information about the nurse strike at the University of Michigan. Thanks for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform   1. MDHHS works...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Key health bills, Implicit bias training, Health items in the budget

| Jul 7, 2022 | Michigan

This month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching" includes coverage of notable bills in the legislature, newly instituted implicit bias training for health care workers, and some key items from Michigan's FY 23 budget, which is currently awaiting Gov. Whitmer's signature. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with feedback, story...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: State-based exchange bill, MDHHS Keynote video, Q&A w/ Linda Vail

| Jun 7, 2022 | Michigan

This month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching" includes a run-down of bills we're watching in the legislature, additional coverage from our conference, and a conversation with Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail. Thank you for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform   1. State-based exchange, lead poisoning bills considered...[ Read More ]

Legislation is heard in Michigan House committee on moving to a state-based insurance exchange

| Jun 2, 2022 | Michigan

The Michigan House Health Policy Committee recently heard a bill on May 26th that would replace the federal, private individual and small group marketplaces with a state-based health insurance exchange.  House Bill 6112 would create the nonprofit MIHealth Marketplace and the MIHealth Marketplace board, which aims to give Michigan more...[ Read More ]

Senate committee discusses bill to define who can give medical nutrition therapy

| May 13, 2022 | Michigan

The Michigan Legislature is working to ensure patient safety when seeking out registered dietitian nutritionists and nutritionists.  In the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee meeting on May 12th, the committee heard testimony of Amendment S2 on Senate Bill 614, which would prescribe the scope of practice and outline...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Legislative Keynote, Experts talk through SIPs, DHHS budget update

| May 4, 2022 | Michigan

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference last month! We were thrilled with how our first in-person event in Michigan went, and so honored to have so many knowledgeable speakers engage with us. Our AV team made a "What You Missed" video so those who...[ Read More ]