Michigan Report for Friday, October 9, 2015

Bidding Opens For Prison Health Services, But Too Late To Save $15M In FY '16

State officials have released the requests for proposal to allow bidding to begin on a consolidated health services contract designed to hire one vendor for physical and mental health as well as pharmacy services in prisons, but not soon enough to meet the expectation written into the current year budget that the consolidation would save $15 million.

The state now contracts with a different vendor for each service, and the hope is going to one vendor would improve care and save money.


Courser Not Viewed As A Player In 82nd House

Candidates working the 82nd House District in an attempt to win the seat vacated by former Rep. Todd Courser and others working in the Lapeer County said Friday they have not seen him working in the district and he has no shot of getting through the November 3 primary.


Medicare Premium Increase Will Require Supplemental To Cover

A large increase in Medicare premiums will cost Michigan more than $50 million in additional General Fund monies, and the Department of Health and Human Services will need a supplemental budget increase to cover the increase.

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