• 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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  • Holiday Wish

    Happy Holidays!

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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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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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DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan One of the Best in the Country

Novi, Michigan:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) applauds DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit for being one of the top nine children’s hospitals in the United States according to The Leapfrog Group.  Two other Michigan hospitals were also recognized:  Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids as a Top Urban Hospital, and OSF St. Francis Hospital & Medical

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Allowing nurse practitioners full practice authority increases primary care access

Novi, Michigan:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) released a study suggesting advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) with full practice authority will not hinder primary care physicians in the state of Michigan, but instead, allow more access to primary care for residents. Currently, Michigan is debating on legislation allowing APRN’s full practice authority.  Senate Bill 2 has passed the state

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