Posted on November 09, 2016
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association looks forward to working with the new administration, MHA CEO Brian Peters said today. "Michigan hospitals are dedicated to caring for our patients, families and communities; that dedication remains steadfast regardless of election outcomes and other state, national and world events. Right now, the future of national healthcare reform, including the future of the Healthy Michigan Plan, is uncertain. However, no matter which course of action our state and federal officials choose to pursue, the mission of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association and our member hospitals will remain on providing and protecting high quality, accessible and affordable care for all Michigan residents.
Michigan hospitals are proud to have joined with Gov. Snyder and both Republicans and Democrats in the state legislature in winning approval for the Healthy Michigan Plan. Today, more than 600,000 Michigan residents receive health insurance through the program, which has proven to be a remarkable success in providing access to high-quality health insurance to hard-working Michigan residents. Another 300,000 people access insurance coverage through Michigan’s health insurance exchange. Given our focus on caring for the patients, families and communities of this state, we know that the loss of these programs, and the care provisions that go with them, would be devastating to Michigan residents and to our state’s economy."
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