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Health bills nearing passage in the Michigan Legislature

| Jan 5, 2022 | Michigan

The Michigan Legislature reconvenes on Jan. 12 and both chambers have a slew of bills lined up for their first meeting of 2022 next week. Ahead of the start of this year’s session, here are some of the health bills that are being carried over from last year and that...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Q&A w/ Rep. Whiteford, '5 Slides' video, Lobbyist on 2021 session

| Dec 7, 2021 | Michigan

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! This week's newsletter includes a conversation with Rep. Mary Whiteford on her policy priorities, our recent "5 Slides We're Watching " video on the cost of new medicines, and an interview with a health care lobbyist about some of the main themes...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: Legislative update, New medicines, BBB legislation

| Nov 4, 2021 | Michigan

This month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching" includes a rundown of Sparrow Hospital workers' informational picket, rural health leaders' thoughts on workforce and SUD/OUD, and information on our upcoming "5 Slides" conversation. I encourage you to send me any feedback or tips that you have. Thank you very much for reading!   Eli...[ Read More ]

Legislature moves bills improving overdose treatment access in emergency rooms

| Oct 22, 2021 | Michigan

Bills on providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in emergency departments (EDs) are moving through the Michigan Legislature. House Bill 5163 and Senate Bill 579 both aim to expand capacity protocol for MAT programs in EDs and build networks for warm hand-offs to community organizations.  Both bills passed on the floor of...[ Read More ]

MHA highlights health bills that recently moved before summer break

| Jul 2, 2021 | Michigan

The Michigan Legislature’s last day before their summer break was Thursday, July 1st. Before the break, lawmakers were working hard to move many health-related bills through committee and onto the floor.      Adam Carlson, Vice President of Advocacy at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA), said the legislature...[ Read More ]