MAHP Blog

Front-line medical providers say Michigan’s Medicaid expansion helped patients’ health and ability to work

June 18, 2018

Extending medical insurance to low-income Michigan residents meant they had better access to health care, earlier detection of serious illnesses, better care for existing health problems and improved ability to work, attend school and live...

The Price of Prevention: Vaccine Costs Are Soaring

June 15, 2018

There is little that Dr. Lindsay Irvin has not done for the children’s vaccines in her office refrigerator: She remortgaged her home to afford their rising prices. She packed them in ice chests and moved them when her office flooded this year....

After Surgery, Surprise $117,000 Medical Bill From Doctor He Didn’t Know

June 15, 2018

Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent forms. A bank technology manager who had researched his insurance coverage, Mr. Drier was prepared when the bills started arriving: $56,...

Even Small Medical Advances Can Mean Big Jumps in Bills

June 15, 2018

Catherine Hayley is saving up for an important purchase: an improved version of the tiny digital pump at her waist that delivers lifesaving insulin under her skin.

Such devices, which tailor insulin dosing more precisely to the body’s...

The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill

June 14, 2018

Deirdre Yapalater’s recent colonoscopy at a surgical center near her home here on Long Island went smoothly: she was whisked...

American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World

June 14, 2018

Seven months pregnant, at a time when most expectant couples are stockpiling diapers and choosing car seats, Renée Martin was...

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