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, (...

Managed care + pharmacy services = Great deal for Michigan

April 8, 2015

The recent announcement that the delivery of prescription drugs to Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan patients will continue to be managed by Medicaid Health Plans rather than carving out this benefit to manage separately by the state – which was...

Michigan falls in state ranking of health insurance competition

November 3, 2014

By: Rick Murdock

We’re number 3!

And that’s not good. 

The latest American Medical Association (AMA) annual review of health insurer competition found that Michigan has the third least competitive health insurance market in...

Pinnacle Awards: Showing what health care leaders do

September 18, 2014

By: Rick Murdock

MAHP’s Pinnacle Awards are always one of the high points of the year for our association – and for me, personally.

Yes, I’m an association executive, and I know that we need to keep a focus on the bottom line. But I...