Crisis or Opportunity

November 4, 2015

The next 16 months will see a number of far-reaching decisions made those of is in the health insurance industry, health care providers and policymakers.

I’m advocating that our...

2015 Award Winners

October 29, 2015

I want to take a moment to once again congratulate the MAHP award recipients announced at our recent summer conference.  Randy Narowitz, CEO of Total Health Care received the Bonner Award. He has demonstrated countless times that his quiet,...

Sustaining Success

October 13, 2015

Successful government programs – those that provide important services or save consumers money — deserve to be promoted and grow.

Giving low-income workers whose employers do not provide health insurance need a way to access health care....

Planned Parenthood

October 9, 2015

As the Michigan Legislature prepares to “investigate” Planned Parenthood, I thought it might be useful to review what this organization is doing in Michigan to help improve the lives of thousands of women. And what it is not...

Census Release

October 9, 2015

It’s official: federal and state policy changes aimed at increasing health insurance access in Michigan has proven to be a win for the state.

The U.S. Census Bureau released data for 2014 revealing that...

Health plans managing pharmacy give better care to patients

April 13, 2015

In my last blog, I indicated our pleasure in the Administration’s reversal of the proposed carve out of the pharmacy benefit in Medicaid managed care.  As noted in the publication released by AHIP on April 1st, (...