MHA Monday Report May 20, 2019

Posted on May 20, 2019

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is joined by Dr. Robert Connors, president, Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and Tina Freese Decker, president & CEO, Spectrum Health, during a discussion about the impact of the latest no-fault legislation on hospital trauma centers while visiting Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids.Legislative Leaders, Governor Continue Negotiations on No-fault Bills

On May 16, legislative leaders announced that they would hold off on voting on two auto no-fault bills to continue negotiations with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over the weekend. As reported May 9, the Senate ...

Healthcare Protected in House Appropriations Subcommittee Budget Proposal

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget May 14. While there are still differences to reconcile with the Senate and governor, the House subcommittee budget proposal …

Annual Meeting iconsRegistration Deadline Approaching for MHA Annual Membership Meeting

May 24 is the registration deadline for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting, which will be held June 26-28 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. In 2019, the MHA celebrates its 100th anniversary, and …

MHA Excellence in Governance FellowshipMHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship Prepares Trustees to Lead

Strategic thinking is a critical skill for all healthcare leaders, and healthcare organizations are made stronger through governing boards who work in strategic partnership with management to achieve the best for their patients and communities. …

Health PAC logo2019 Health PAC Campaign Kicks into High Gear

With two weeks remaining in its annual fundraising campaign, the MHA Health Political Action Committee (PAC) has raised more than $235,000 toward its $400,000 statewide goal. Elected officials and state leaders must recognize the crucial role …

The Keckley Report

Why States Will be the Battleground for the Future of Healthcare 
Paul Keckley“The national discussion about the future of healthcare is predictably mired in the rhetoric of the race for the White House pitting 22 Democrats promising universal access vs. the incumbent promising market-based solutions buoyed by increasing transparency. It’s a classic match-up.

“Federal policymakers in HHS and CMS have set a course that’s premised on four pillars: price transparency, market-driven consolidation, value-based purchasing and state autonomy. That assures that many of the major issues in healthcare will be resolved by the states at least in the near term. That also puts added pressure on the industry’s key stakeholders to make their cases to state legislators and Governors effectively. It’s a huge challenge.”

Paul Keckley, May 13, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of May 20:

  • The MHA Legislative Policy Panel will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center in downtown Lansing. 
  • The MHA Keystone Center Spring Workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 30 at The Henry Autograph Collection, Dearborn. 
  • Registration closes June 4 for the June 18 conference Pediatric Patients: Bridging the Readiness Gaps. There is an in-person session at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing and concurrent livestreaming sessions in Gaylord and Marquette.
  • MHA offices will be closed May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday. 


  • MHA Monday Report May 20, 2019

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