The largest organization representing Michigan doctors is opposing legislation that would create a new way for physicians in the state to obtain medical licenses in other states to practice telemedicine.
Transparency in health care in Michigan took a step forward with the launch of yet another online database for patients across the state to look up hospital data.
The Affordable Care Act withstood repeal efforts in Congress in 2017 and remains law, which has industry watchers doubting we’ll see another full-scale push to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care policy.
Health insurance rates for small businesses in 2018 stand in sharp contrast to the state of the individual market in Michigan.
Employment in Michigan’s health care sector grew steadily during the first half of the decade, reaching nearly 588,000 jobs as of 2015 and generating an economic impact of about $35 billion.
Legislation requiring doctors to use a state-run drug-monitoring system before prescribing a controlled substance represents the “start of a journey” to address the opioid epidemic in Michigan.
Now that the Affordable Care Act will remain the law of the land, Dominick Pallone would like to see Congress and President Trump work to improve the federal health reform law.
It’s not as if the rising costs of health coverage went away, but for a few years the increases mitigated somewhat.