Michigan Report for Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Senate Report

Senate Panel Reports Hospital Price Disclosure Bill

Hospitals would have to post, either on their website or in print, their charge master, the list of prices for various goods and services they offer, under legislation reported Wednesday from the Senate Health Policy Committee.

Hospitals are charging often outrageous amounts for small items and patients do not know until they see a bill of what those charges will be, Sen. Joe Hune (R-Whitmore Lake), sponsor of SB 627*, said.


Iden Touts Business Experience, Fisher Aims For ‘Common Good' in 61st

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John Fisher, a minister and the Democratic candidate in the 61st House District, said he plans to bring the voice of the "common people" to Lansing if elected in November, while his opponent, Republican Brandt Iden, said his business experience combined with his two-terms serving as a Kalamazoo County commissioner gives him the upper hand.


11th Congressional About Defining Trott

All of the key players in the race for the 11th U.S. House District seem to agree that the outcome hinges on defining Republican Dave Trott of Birmingham.


Looking At Healthy Michigan, Paper Find Strategies To Encourage Signups

As Michigan communicated with the public about its Healthy Michigan Medicaid enrollment program, it used a decentralized communications program and took steps to not point out the expansion was called for under the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows.


Schauer Commercial: He Has Plan For Recovery; Snyder: Ad Is Lies

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer on Wednesday unveiled a new television ad that outlines what he says is his plan to help rebuild the state's economy for the middle-class, charging that Governor Rick Snyder has focused on the wealthy.

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