Category: EAM In the News


Certificate-of-need regulations in Michigan help to contain health care costs

4/12/2015 Via MiBiz By: Mark Sanchez “The Economic Alliance conducted the analysis using Medicare and Medicaid data from 2012. The analysis shows that average charges in Michigan for CON-regulated procedures and medical treatments were 12 percent to 17 percent less…

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Lawmakers should be looking for ways to lower the cost of health care

Detroit News Op-Ed:  “It is easy to take risks when you are using someone else’s money. The cost of building and running hospitals is paid by you and me through our health insurance premiums and tax dollars.”  Read More: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2014/10/21/mclaren-certificate-need/17631189/

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Powerful Coalition Supporting Certificate of Need Process

McLaren Health Care Inc.’s move to secure legislative approval to build a new $300 million hospital north of Detroit has once again generated support across the state for Michigan’s certificate-of-need regulations. “You can create enough care that will meet the…

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Unneeded hospitals increases pressure on employers to reduce jobs & cut benefits

EAM in the News:  EAM President, Bret Jackson, comments on how a new hospital in northern Oakland County will affect employers throughout the state.  Read the story here: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/opinion/contributors/viewpoints/2014/09/27/bret-jackson-mclaren-hopes-politicians-will-help-build-new-hospital/16285305/

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Attack on CON process costly to the entire state

EAM in the news:  September 28th, 2014 Grand Rapids Business Journal “The Economic Alliance for Michigan President Bret Jackson noted during hearings such a plan drives up the cost of health care — not just in the Wayne-Oakland area but…

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EAM In The News: Friends of Certificate of Need Oppose New Hospital

EAM’s President, Bret Jackson, gives a thoughtful insight as to why a new hospital in Clarkston is not needed.  Read the full article, via The Oakland Press, here: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/government-and-politics/20140922/group-says-bill-supporting-mclarens-plans-for-new-hospital-in-independence-twp-could-get-pushed-through-senate 

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Friends of Certificate of Need Denounce Senate Bill

Friends of Certificate of Need Denounce Senate Bill.  Senate Bill 1073 was met by resounding disapproval from a large coalition of Michigan business, labor and health care organizations.  The Friends of Certificate of Need – which includes a broad range…

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