Top Issues - Healthcare

A Senate GOP effort to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed to garner the support needed for passage in a vote that extended into the early morning hours Friday, Aug. 28. Read More
On July 25, Senate Republicans successfully earned the votes necessary to move forward with the debate over how to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the 51-50 vote, Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote in favor of the action after Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski... Read More
A promised vote by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was canceled the week of July 17 when it became apparent there were not enough Republican votes for the legislation to win the chamber’s approval. Read More
On July 13, Republicans in the U.S. Senate issued an updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) in an effort to win the votes needed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare.  Read More
July 2, 2017, Crain's Detroit Business article written by Jay Greene about the impact of graduate medical education in Michigan and the efforts of the University of Michigan and other teaching hospitals to educate and retain physicians in Michigan. Read More
MHA CEO Brian Peters joined local business, community and healthcare leaders at a forum hosted June 5 to discuss the importance of Medicaid and the state’s innovative Healthy Michigan Plan to families, businesses and communities across Michigan. Read More
In the last two weeks, auto no-fault insurance reform has been back in the headlines, which has led to no shortage of discussion of some key points of dissention among stakeholders. Read More
With regard to reports of a new CPAN proposal on auto no-fault, the MHA has a board-endorsed position on this issue – and that position does not support fee schedules for healthcare providers, which could jeopardize access to needed treatment and recovery services for accident victims. Read More
As part of the May 7-10 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting, MHA members went to Capitol Hill to continue advocacy on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Read More
The following statement can be attributed to Brian Peters, CEO, at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that could have serious ramifications for Michigan residents, our communities and our hos... Read More
March 24, 2017: For Immediate Release Attributed to MHA CEO Brian Peters Today, the U.S. House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that could have a severe and negative impact on Michigan residents, our communities and our hospitals and ... Read More
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is launching a television ad urging Congress to protect health coverage for the most vulnerable as it considers legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 30-second ad will being airing this weekend (March 17) on national cable and in... Read More
March 13, 2017: For Immediate Release Attributed to MHA CEO Brian Peters Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its scoring of the recently introduced American Health Care Act (AHCA), which will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” ... Read More
In guest commentary submitted to Modern Healthcare magazine, Beaumont Health President and CEO John T. Fox discusses the key components of an ACA replacement plan and shares the importance of maintaining health coverage that nearly 1 million Michigan residents rely upon under the current law. Read More
Media Statement For Immediate Release: Feb. 21, 2017 Contact: Laura Wotruba, lwotruba@mha.org MHA Statement on Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's Auto Insurance Proposal The following statement can be attributed to MHA CEO Brian Peters.  In his State of the City address, Mayor Mike ... Read More
Only 8 percent of Michigan voters favor repealing the Affordable Care Act without the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump first putting a detailed replacement plan in place, according to a survey released on Feb. 15 by EPIC-MRA. Read More
The MHA has created talking points that outline the hospital community's positions as it relates to the potential repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Read More
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) today released a new report that details the impact a potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have on hospitals and health systems and the patients and communities they care for. The report find... Read More
On Dec. 5, the Kaiser Family Foundation released new state data estimating how much Americans who purchased health insurance plans through Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces received in tax credits for 2016. In Michigan, an estimated 275,000+ people buying health insurance on the ACA marketplace... Read More
The MHA prepared these talking points to assist member hospitals in discussing the results of the election in the context of the future of the Affordable Care Act and Healthy Michigan Plan. Read More
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