Blog Archive July 2018

July 16, 2018

After significant rate increases in recent years, Michigan’s insurers in the individual market plan much smaller rate hikes for 2019 – and some plans are cutting rates for plans purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Robust competition is helping hold down rates, with the...

July 11, 2018

Michigan Association of Health Plan’s 33rd Annual Summer Conference is just around the corner. Summer Conference is always a highlight of the year, with a chance for members to mingle, learn from great speakers, visit with vendors and relax with peers, friends and family.

This year, make...

July 9, 2018

President Donald Trump in May said that drugmakers would soon announce “massive” price cuts, and his administration rolled out a plan to bring down the cost of medicines. But the companies don’t appear to have gotten that message.

Bayer raised the price of two cancer drugs by hundreds of...

July 9, 2018

On the first morning of Jang Yeo Im’s vacation to San Francisco in 2016, her 8-month-old son, Park Jeong Whan, fell off the bed in the family’s hotel room and hit his head.

There was no blood, but the baby was inconsolable. Jang and her husband worried he might have an injury they couldn’...