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GRAND RAPIDS — Citing lower medical claims and utilization rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, Priority Health plans to provide temporary rate reductions to employers and individual policyholders.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today formed a task force that will look at how to lower the cost of prescription drugs in Michigan.
Core elements of the federal Affordable Care Act could become state law if legislators in Lansing enact proposals backed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Believing the pendulum has swung too far and often results in delays for patient care, physicians want state legislators to curtail the ability of health insurers to require prior authorization to cover a medical test, procedure or medication.
Legislation coming up for consideration in Lansing aims to alleviate so-called “surprise billing” in health care.
Health care goes into 2019 facing many of the same issues and trends that have been driving industry change in recent years: the movement to value-based contracting, more use of telemedicine, growing concerns about cybersecurity, and greater price and cost transparency for consumers.
Health insurance premiums for many small employers would dip in 2019 under rate proposals filed with state regulators.
Health coverage from Blue Cross Shield of Michigan maintains a dominant hold in most markets across the state with the exception of Priority Health’s home base.
Dominick Pallone considers it a hopeful sign that the debate over health care in America seems to be moving beyond political rhetoric and ideology.
Federal lawmakers need to focus on what’s driving health care costs in America that in turn contributes to the rising cost of health coverage.