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Michigan’s House and Senate policy committees took up multiple pieces of legislation that impact hospitals during the week of Jan. 27.
On Jan. 29, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her strategic goals for the upcoming year during her second State of the State address, with a significant focus on healthcare.
The Michigan Senate Insurance and Banking Committee approved legislation Jan. 22 to address the issue of surprise medical bills.
Member News | January 23
Adam Carlson, the MHA’s senior director of government & political affairs, was interviewed by WCMU Public Radio on Jan. 9 for a story on Senate Bill 670, which would exempt critical access hospitals from Certificate of Need oversight.
MHA In The News | January 14
The state treasurer and the directors of the House and Senate fiscal agencies convened the state’s annual January revenue estimating conference Jan. 10.
The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened Jan. 8 and developed recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals.
Member News | January 10
Hospital members testified Jan. 8 before the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington), on bills that would make major changes to the Certificate of Need program in Michigan. 
On Jan. 8 Bridge Magazine published an article on a seven-bill package introduced in the Michigan Senate that would reform Certificate of Need.
MHA In The News | January 08
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the supplemental budget Dec. 20, restoring vital hospital funding in fiscal year 2020, which began Oct. 1.
On Dec. 10, the state Legislature approved a supplemental budget that restores vital hospital funding in fiscal year (FY) 2020, which began Oct. 1.
Member News | December 12
Following a months-long budget stalemate, the state Legislature has moved forward with a supplemental budget that restores vital hospital funding in fiscal year (FY) 2020, which began Oct. 1.
Member News | December 05
Following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s line-item vetoes to the state budget issued Sept. 30, policymakers have now gone on legislative break until December without restoring funding for any impacted programs in Michigan.
On Nov. 7, the Michigan House Health Policy Committee approved legislation to address the issue of surprise medical bills.
The Michigan Legislature continued its focus on policy bills during the week of Oct. 28, taking up multiple issues that impact hospitals.
As a result of the governor’s line-item vetoes to the state budget issued Sept. 30, the MDHHS issued bulletin MSA 19-32, a proposed policy to discontinue the Rural Access Pool for small rural hospitals and sole community hospitals effective for fiscal year 2020, which began Oct. 1.
On Oct. 30, the House Appropriations Committee, chaired by Rep. Mary Whiteford (R-Casco Township), heard testimony on behavioral health and its impact on Michigan patients and hospitals from the MHA and Trinity Health Michigan Region.
The Michigan Legislature once again took up multiple bills that impacted hospitals over the week of Oct. 21. 
Michigan’s House and Senate policy committees took up multiple pieces of legislation that impacted hospitals during the week of Oct. 14. 
The MHA conducted numerous interviews with news outlets across the state and issued a media statement following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s line-item vetoes cut healthcare funding.
MHA In The News | October 03
Adam Carlson, the MHA’s senior director of government & political affairs, was featured in a Sept. 24 article from Crain’s Detroit Business on the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services budget, which was approved by the Legislature Sept. 24.
MHA In The News | September 25
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