Blog Archive March 2018

March 29, 2018

Originally published by MIRS.

Of the 13,550 people warned they could be moved from Healthy Michigan to a plan on the federal health insurance exchange, 27 percent of them have jumped through the hoop necessary to keep their...

March 20, 2018

Originally published by Bridge Magazine.

A little more than three years ago, William Powers was well on his way to death from an opiate overdose.

A self-...

March 20, 2018

Originally Published by MLive.

Michigan is No. 29 among the 50 states in a 2018 ranking of women and children's health indicators, according to a new report by the United...

March 20, 2018

Originally published by MIRS 

The price of prescription drugs has increased so dramatically that they have produced a public outcry, such as when the EpiPen jumped from $57 in 2007 to $600 in 2017.  

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March 1, 2018

HAP and Oak Street Health are partnering to offer HAP Midwest MI Health Link members a new way to manage their health. At Oak Street Health centers, MI Health Link Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) beneficiaries will experience a more comfortable approach to geriatric healthcare...

March 1, 2018

Originally published by Bridge Magazine.

Lansing resident Garrett Clinard could be the poster child for the kind of spiraling prescription drug costs that...

March 1, 2018

Originally published by Bridge Magazine.

As the Michigan Legislature cautiously considers measures aimed at cutting prescription drug prices, other states are aggressively enacting their own approaches.

Most of...

March 1, 2018

Originally Published by the USDA.

The United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose deaths.  In 2016, nearly 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose. At 174 people each day, this is more than the number of...

March 1, 2018

Originally posted by The New York Times.

President Trump continues to vent about high drug prices, most recently in his State of the Union speech. Democrats like Senators Bernie Sanders and...

March 1, 2018

Originally published by WHMI 93.5 FM.

New legislation introduced by a mental health task force co-chaired by a local lawmaker. 

A bipartisan group of legislators were appointed to the...