Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News One point drew clear agreement Tuesday during a House subcommittee hearing: When it comes to the problem of surprise medical bills, the solution must protect patients — not demand that they be great negotiators. “It is the providers and insurers, not patients, who should bear the burden of settling onContinue reading Fixing Surprise Medical Bill Problem Shouldn’t Fall To Consumers, Panel Told
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell, Pramila Jayapal, other members of Congress and advocates introduced the Medicare For All Act of 2019. Today’s healthcare system fails to provide quality, affordable healthcare as a right to all people living in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans are uninsured and at least 40 million more cannotContinue reading Jayapal, Dingell and more than 100 Co-Sponsors Introduce Medicare For All Act of 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019, With Rep. John Dingell’s passing, our country has lost a preeminent voice for universal health care and healthcare justice that thundered across the decades of his service in the United States Congress. MichUHCAN was proud to work with and honor him. He was a friend and an indefatigable healthcare advocate. OurContinue reading MichUHCAN MOURNS THE PASSING OF Rep. John Dingell
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At their October 5, 2018 Board Meeting, the MichUHCAN Board of Directors voted unanimously to support the efforts of the Huron Valley/DMC nurses in their 2 year battle to get a fair contract that addresses unfair labor practices, hospital transparency, nurse to patient ratios, workplace injuries, wages and overtime practices. The Board remains deeply concernedContinue reading MichUHCAN Votes to Support Huron Valley/DMC Nurses
The Crisis in Puerto Rico has swelled beyond our normal human understanding. While the situation is improving, we know there’s still plenty to do. We’ve teamed up with the Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit to encourage action! Here’s how you can help your fellow citizens in need:
Open Enrollment runs from Nov 1 through Dec 15, 2017! If you delay, you may not get covered! CMS certified navigators and CACs located in every county who are trained to assist consumers from the initial application process to helping consumers identify all of their enrollment options. For a complete list: enrollmichigan.org TO CONTACT AContinue reading Don’t Delay! Get Going & Go Get Covered!
Many people think a single payer health care system is a concept that comes straight from the most liberal thinkers, but in reality, it is comprised of conservative, Independent and liberal aspects. The most basic component of single payer health care that attracts conservatives is the economic aspect of the plan. Single Payer is muchContinue reading Why Would Single Payer be Attractive to a Conservative?
We recently wrote a open letter to Congress about the back and forth debates over healthcare. Here’s what we had to say about Single-Payer:Continue reading Director’s Desk: YOU Make Change Happen!
We’ve Got to Get Organized! Join Us in the Fight for Single-Payer Healthcare!Continue reading Michigan for Single Payer Organizing Training
An opinion piece by Jeff Barrus: …Since my diagnosis, my greatest fear has been losing my insurance. Under the old system, before the passage of the Affordable Care Act, or ‘Obamacare,’ the law held that insurers could not deny you coverage based on a pre-existing condition if you went without health insurance for less thanContinue reading OPINION: Donald Trump and the GOP Want Me to Lose My Health Insurance
From the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services: “Since 2010, Michiganders have saved an average of $2,600 from slower growth in employer premiums…”
As elected officials debate how to handle the most recent public health crisis in Detroit with water shut offs, MICHUHCAN, a non-profit education and advocacy organization on health issues, strongly urges these officials to step back from the usual, short term “band-aid” approaches and look to developing water policies that reflect the actual capacities ofContinue reading Water Policy is Health Policy in Detroit
Dear Healthcare advocates: The struggle to achieve a healthcare system that is fair, affordable, accessible, and sustainable for all who live in America remains elusive. Recent polls indicate that only 46% of Americans understand what Medicare for all or a publicly funded healthcare system actually means. Education and advocacy continue to be critical if weContinue reading Join MichUHCAN Today | We Need Your Support!
Michelle Andrews Three times a week, Tod Gervich injects himself with Copaxone, a prescription drug that can reduce the frequency of relapses in people who have some forms of multiple sclerosis. After more than 20 years with the disease, Gervich, 66, is accustomed to managing his condition. What he can’t get used to is howContinue reading Doughnut Hole Is Gone, But Medicare’s Uncapped Drug Costs Still Bite Into Budgets