Category: News


23 Michigan Hospitals Get an “A” for Safety

The Economic Alliance for Michigan Announces Release of Latest Hospital Safety Scores as Michigan Hospitals Receive New Patient Safety Grades Nationwide 31-percent of Hospitals Score an ‘A,’ Continued Emphasis on Safety Needed Novi, Michigan October 29, 2014 – Updated Hospital…

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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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Opponents Seek to Stop Fast-Track Bill Allowing New Hospital

LANSING, Mich. – Opponents today lined up to testify against legislation that would allow McLaren Health Care to build a hospital tower in Clarkston, even though the state and the courts have denied the project, saying it is not needed….

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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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Gov. Snyder and Minister of Transport Announce Bridge Authorities

Gov. Snyder and Minister of Transport Announce Bridge Authorities July 30th, 2014 By: Stacy Leick | stacyleick@eamonline.org Winsor, Ontario: Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt announced the formation of two bridge authorities for the…

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Collaboration Letter to President Obama

June 27, 2014 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Mr. President, Labor and business organizations, companies and municipalities, all together, urge you to help secure funding for…

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Bipartisanship Enables Aid for Former Delphi Workers

Bipartisanship Enables Aid for Former Delphi Workers House Takes Steps in Securing SISF with Passing Bills 5478-5490 May 28th, 2014 Lansing, MI:  The Michigan House of Representatives passed a package of bills (5478-5490) on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, in a…

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EAM Applauds Passage of 25% Reduction in HICA Tax

EAM Applauds Passage of 25% Reduction in HICA Tax House Passes Senate Bills 893/913 – A Positive Step to Lower Health Care Costs May 27, 2014 Lansing, MI: Today the Michigan House of Representatives approved a 25% reduction in the…

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