• Goal2

    Our goal is continued economic growth in Michigan with policies attracting employees and employers to work and do business in our state.

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  • Impact2

    The EAM is impact.

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  • LeapFrog

    The EAM is Michigan’s Regional Roll-Out Leader for The LeapFrog Group.  A coalition advocating for improved transparency, quality, and safety in hospitals.

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  • Cooperation

    For over thirty years, the Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) has facilitated cooperation between businesses and labor unions, not for the means of collective bargaining or other disputes, but for

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How Safe is Michigan’s Maternity Care?

February 23rd, 2015 How Safe is Michigan’s Maternity Care? Overall Michigan ranks higher than most states, continues to improve Nonprofit watchdog The Leapfrog Group today released its Maternity Care Report, an in-depth examination of hospital quality and safety for early elective deliveries, episiotomies and high-risk deliveries, with data analysis by Castlight Health.  The survey results positioned Michigan as one of

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Proposed Increased Health Insurance Claims Tax Threatens Michigan’s Economic Growth

February 12th, 2015 News Release Contact: Stacy Leick, Communications Director Phone: (248) 596-1006 Email: stacyleick@eamonline.org   Proposed Increased Health Insurance Claims Tax Threatens Michigan’s Economic Growth Lansing, Michigan:  Governor Snyder’s 2015-16 state budget proposes an increase from 0.75% to 1.3% to the Health Insurance Claims Act (HICA) tax, creating an obstacle for Michigan businesses to grow and create jobs in

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Allowing Nurse Practitioners Full Practice

EAM President, Bret Jackson, guest blogs for Crain’s Detroit on December 14th, 2014:  “One of the largest barriers to economic growth is the cost of health care. Between 2008 and 2013, the median average family insurance premium rose 34.6 percent, placing additional financial burdens on employers who offer insurance benefits. Nationally, health care spending has increased to 17 percent of the

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Consumers Will Choose Safer Hospitals 97% of the Time, Regardless of Cost

According to a new study released on December 2nd, 2014, when patients are shown Hospital Safety Score grades and cost information together, consumers will choose safer hospitals 97% of the time, regardless of cost. These results, from a study titled “The Effects of Hospital Safety Scores, Total Price, Out-of-Pocket Cost, and Household Income on Consumers’ Self-Reported Choice of Hospitals,” can

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Michigan Senate Votes Against New Hospital in Clarkston

December 4th, 2014 Lansing, Michigan:  Today the Michigan Senate voted against Senate bill 1073 (11-26), a bill allowing McLaren Health to build a new hospital in Independence Township by amending the Certificate of Need (CON) standards. Friends of Certificate of Need, a 90 plus coalition of businesses, purchasers, health systems, and unions have opposed the bill since its conception claiming

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