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Michigan Affordable Health Insurance
The 2008 Mid-Market Group Benefit Survey compares health benefits and trends among 376 Southeast Michigan-based organizations with 100-10,000 employees.
The Michigan Senate to approve compromise legislation that would expand access to individual health insurance policies and make them more affordable.
Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee Chair Tom George recommended that lawmakers take action on three provisions intended to manage Michigan's individual insurance market.
There is a growing trend for the need of individual affordable health insurance in Michigan, as it relates to insurance for individuals and families.
Michigan House voted to approve bills that would limit how much for-profit health insurers could increase their rates during policy renewals.
Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) on Monday said the state will not cut Medicaid as part of a plan to reduce statespending by $435 million, the Detroit Free Press reports. The state faces a $1.75 billion deficit. Areas that could face cuts include prisons, universities, public schools, Medicaid and nursing home payments. Granholm said, "We are not going to cut people off Medicaid, we are not going to cut grandparents who care for children in their families, we are not going to cut people off health care."
The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would require the state Department of Community Health to develop a program to recoup costs paid by Medicaid for people who lived in nursing homes or received in-home care services before their death, the Detroit News reports. Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) was expected to sign the bill.
ProAssurance Group is now offering a specialized professional liability health insurance coverage program designed for Michigan's community hospitals.