health care

six on a Zoom
Courtesy / Byrum & Fisk / Lansing NAACP

Some elected officials in mid-Michigan say persons of color are disproportionately impacted by the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Doctor's Office
Pixabay Creative Commons

Fed-up doctors and health advocates want Michigan lawmakers to curb insurers’ cost-control methods they say are delaying care, frustrating patients, and creating unnecessary red tape and expense for providers.

John Dingell
Twitter/Debbie Dingell

Many are remembering the longest-serving Congress member in US history. Michigan Representative John Dingell passed away Thursday at the age of 92.


Abdul El-Sayed
Abdul El-Sayed / Facebook

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed is proposing a single-payer health care system to provide medical insurance to every Michigan resident until age 65.

sign at hospital
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

One of mid-Michigan’s largest health care providers is about to get smaller.


Capitol building
File Photo / WKAR-MSU

State auditors say Michigan could do a better job of identifying veterans who might be eligible for federal benefits.

hospital sign
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

One of mid-Michigan’s largest health care systems will collaborate with Michigan State University to build a new hospital in south Lansing. 

 


Gavel
s_falkow / flickr creative commons

A former top municipal official in western Michigan has been sentenced to 28 days in jail and 150 hours of community service after pleading no contest to health care fraud.

State House Forms Mental Health Task Force

Jul 18, 2017
Hospital Room
SECOM/Flickr

State lawmakers have formed a task force to look for ways to improve mental health treatment in Michigan.

pills in hand
flickr/frankieleon

State officials say overdose deaths jumped by 18 percent last year with the majority of cases involving opioid abuse.

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