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GRAND RAPIDS — After building a solid membership base in the first year, Spectrum Health wants to grow its downtown primary care practice by appealing directly to employers.

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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.

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As employers face moderate increases in premiums for employee health coverage in 2018, they’re again studying different tactics to control their costs.

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GRAND RAPIDS — A year ago, Joe Brennan felt excited when Spectrum Health’s MedNow recorded 50 patient visits a week as people started to use the telemedicine service.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans to ramp up a telemedicine service that enables members to connect electronically with physicians to discuss minor medical issues.

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Employers in West Michigan generally held firm this year in the health coverage they offer employees, incorporating only “mild” changes in benefits packages even as they continued to look for ways to curtail rising costs.

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Wellness is no longer just about getting employees to lose excess weight, exercise more or eat better to improve their physical health and maybe trim the company’s health-care costs.

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In forming a private online exchange for employers to buy employee health coverage, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce joins a growing trend that’s altering how health benefits are purchased.

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