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Today’s substitute version of Senate Bill 1 is an improvement over legislation that passed the House and Senate two weeks ago, though we remain concerned about how it will impact patients.
Weekly news and updates from the MHA.
Monday Report | May 20
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 Witmer over the weekend.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget May 14.
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Monday Report | May 13
The Michigan House of Representatives passed House Bill 4397, which would reform the auto no-fault insurance system, in the early morning hours of May 9, just hours after the Senate passed its own version.
It’s a sad day in Lansing when legislators are celebrating jamming through a bill on a serious and complex issue under the cover of darkness.
On May 7, Chris Mitchell, the MHA's executive vice president, advocacy & public affairs, spoke with WJR's Guy Gordon about the association's concerns with Senate Bill (SB) 1, a proposal that would eviscerate Michigan's auto no-fault insurance law.
On May 7, the Michigan Senate approved legislation that would eviscerate Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance law.
We were optimistic about the Michigan Senate’s renewed efforts to tackle auto no-fault reform this year. Unfortunately, Senate Bill 1 is a shocking step backwards.
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Health/Human Services reported its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposal April 25. 
On March 15, the MHA hosted a webinar with the Honigman law firm on new air ambulance requirements taking effect March 19.
As reported in December, amendments to the Public Health Code requiring hospitals to prioritize ground transportation over air for nonemergency patient transport will take effect March 19. 
On March 5, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her fiscal year (FY) 2020 executive budget proposal to the Legislature. 
MHA CEO Brian Peters issued a media release in response to the executive budget proposal presented by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to members of the Michigan Legislature March 5.
News Releases | March 05
The MHA has released a new infographic highlighting Michigan’s 36 critical access hospitals (CAHs). The publication is part of the MHA’s public information campaign launching this spring, MiRuralCareMatters.
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Monday Report | February 18
The MHA and executives from two MHA-member hospitals provided an informational presentation before members of the Senate Committee on Health Policy and Human Services Feb. 14.
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Monday Report | January 28
On Jan. 15, Rep. Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Township) introduced House Bill (HB) 4042, a bill that would allow Michigan to enter an interstate nurse licensure compact.
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