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You can lend us a hand as we make Michigan healthier

Decisions being made in Lansing and Washington D.C. can have a big impact on the health of our communities. Together we can inform decision-makers about the impacts their proposals would have on local health and healthcare delivery as we advocate for the health of all Michiganders.

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Listen & Learn from the Experts

In our new podcast series, the MiCare Champion Cast, we’ll talk to healthcare policy experts in Michigan on key issues that impact healthcare and the health of our communities.

This series will consist of 8 episodes and cover topics like the auto no-fault insurance system, the opioid crisis and more.

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Current Issues

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Protect Auto No-Fault

The issue of auto no-fault reform is once again surfacing in Lansing. Auto no-fault insurance is coverage that ensures people who’ve been injured in a car crash have access to healthcare, physical therapy, job training and more, as they recover from their injuries. The current proposal, HB 5013, drastically changes the current system without adequately protecting drivers or guaranteeing real savings. Read a summary of the bill.

Michigan hospitals support improvements to our auto no-fault system that can actually deliver savings to drivers while protecting access to care for injured Michiganders. Read more.

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Advancing Health Equity

Hospitals in Michigan are tackling health equity and the socioeconomic and racial health disparities in patient outcomes through person- and family-centered care strategies.

MiCare Champions can get involved in their communities by becoming a patient/family adviser and by learning more about the MHA Keystone Center’s efforts to help advance Person- and Family-centered Care in Michigan.

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Patient Safety and Quality of Care

All Michigan hospitals are now voluntarily participating in MHA Keystone Center programs to improve the safety and quality of healthcare by reducing hospital-acquired infections, increasing the rate of safe medication disposal, improving outcomes through safe pain management and more.

If you work in the healthcare industry, you can help by getting involved in your organization’s Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives.

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Get Michigan Covered

Open enrollment for insurance plans through the individual health insurance marketplace runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017. Help us spread the word that people can now visit Healthcare.gov to enroll or update their coverage and that help is available if they need it.

As lawmakers continue to debate the future of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, contact your lawmakers about the importance of the ACA and the Healthy Michigan Plan, which provides comprehensive, affordable health insurance to nearly 1 million Michiganders. It is making Michigan healthier – driving down the uninsured rate in the cities like Detroitimproving people’s lives, and helping our economy.

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