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Hope Network CEO Phil Weaver expects a “great year” for the Michigan and U.S. economies in 2017, although he worries about uncertainty created by the likely repeal of the Affordable Care Act or significant changes that may occur to the program. The Grand Rapids-based Hope Network provides neuro-rehabilitation for people with brain injuries, behavioral health care, and services and housing for people with a developmental disability. Hope Network employs about 2,800 people statewide and has an annual operating budget of about $140 million.

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No matter whether you love or hate the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, what’s become clear is that 2017 will bring major changes to the federal health care reform law.

Published in Crystal Ball

HOLLAND — The impact of Kandu Inc.’s closure last year could have been far worse for adults with disabilities in Ottawa County were it not for the opening in October of the Hope Network Development Center.

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GRAND RAPIDS — Two teams of nonprofits in Grand Rapids this year received grants from national organizations focused on racial disparity in health outcomes.

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A story in the Oct. 27 edition of MiBiz looked at the 2012 state law that requires health insurers in Michigan to pay to assess, diagnose and treat children with autism.

Published in Health Biz

Two years after Michigan enacted landmark legislation requiring health insurers to pay to treat autism, Phil Weaver is well aware of persistent bottlenecks that get in the way of children accessing treatment.

Published in Health Biz

The Alliance for Health, after more than six decades as a health care planning agency for West Michigan, has begun a charting a new course that may lead to it forming a private health insurance exchange to quote and market policies to member employers.

Published in Health Biz

A new landscape brought on by reform has health care providers looking for new friendships and partners to work with in the years ahead.

Published in Health Biz

Sometimes all a person needs is a second chance, and that’s exactly what Hope Network is trying to give to men who are nearing release from the Kent County Jail.

Published in Education

After finally securing insurance coverage to treat children with autism, advocates and care providers now need to work to develop a much broader care network to ensure the promise of their legislative victory comes true in the years ahead.

Published in Health Biz

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