In this edition, we look at some health-related bills we’re watching in the legislature. With the deadline to pass bills out of their committees of origin only a couple weeks away, lawmakers are working to advance legislation concerning reproductive rights, drug affordability, and more. We also include some information from a recent committee hearing about … Read more

With Colorado’s 2023 legislative session beginning last month, Reporter Boram Kim has been monitoring the first health bills being taken up by lawmakers, some of which are described below. In our first Colorado newsletter of 2023, we also feature a conversation with Rep. Matt Soper about what he hopes is accomplished this session, information about the Behavioral … Read more

On Feb. 1st, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore gave his State of the State Address to a packed house that featured members of the general assembly, state and local government leaders, and congressional delegates. With a full Democrat controlled House, Senate, and now governorship for the first time since 2014, Moore laid out his healthcare-related goals … Read more

In our first Michigan newsletter of 2023, we feature some of Reporter James Sklar’s coverage of the initial health-related legislation being discussed by lawmakers, input about the state’s new coverage of doula services through Medicaid, and important takeaways from Gov. Whitmer’s State of the State address regarding the future of abortion policy in Michigan. We … Read more

For the first time in over 40 years, there is a Democratic House, Senate, and governor in the state of Michigan. With a trifecta government, many sources have been anticipating that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would share the healthcare-related priorities she hopes to accomplish over the next four years while she’s in office during her State … Read more

Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her 2022 State of the State Address last Wednesday. In health care priorities, she focused on progress in access to mental health services and efforts to lower the cost of insulin in the legislature.     Whitmer highlighted that 40% of Michiganders don’t receive needed mental health services. Because of this, … Read more