A state Senate committee has approved legislation that would allow health care providers and insurance companies to deny patients contraception and other medical services if they have a moral objection.
State lawmakers have answered Governor Rick Snyder’s call to fund emergency harbor dredging.
The federal government will fully control an online marketplace where Michigan residents can buy health insurance required under the federal health care law.
Michigan doctors and cancer survivors are calling on the Legislature to prohibit minors from using tanning salons.
A state House budget committee has rejected an expansion of Medicaid in Michigan.
A top official of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says her agency will spend $5.2 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds to repair 10 Great Lakes harbors.
A federal judge says Michigan is making progress but it would be "foolish" not to recognize that more needs to be done to improve foster care and child protection.
The Michigan House has passed legislation that would prevent a scheduled rise in the state's blood-alcohol limit for drivers.
A state budget panel has voted to cut state funding to schools and universities that agree to new long-term union contracts before the end of the month.
The state’s largest health insurer will be able to play by the same rules as its competitors under legislation signed Monday by Governor Rick Snyder.
Governor Snyder got a standing ovation at Blue Cross headquarters in Detroit after signing the bills. Discussions about overhauling the company have been going on for years.
Snyder says the changes are long overdue.
“The last major change to the legislation involving Blue Cross goes back to 1980," says Snyder. "Just as a general rule, looking every 30, 40 years to update is probably a good idea!"
The state’s plan for addressing the needs of the estimated 50,000 people in Michigan with autism includes better early treatment and more help for adults with autism.
State health officials unveiled the plan Monday.
Health officials say the first step is to train and hire people who know how to identify and treat autism spectrum disorders.