Category: State Legislation


State Legislature Passes Air Ambulance Bills

Bills Addressing High Cost of Air Ambulance Passed by State Legislature NOVI, MICHIGAN, December 6, 2018:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM), a statewide collaboration of business and labor organizations, is pleased to announce that the Michigan Legislature passed a…

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Michigan House Bills Introduced Today Will Lead to Poorer Healthcare Safety & Quality

June 17th, 2015 Elimination of Certificate of Need will lead to poorer health care Novi, MI:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) denounces Michigan House bills 4728 and 4729, which were introduced today regarding Michigan’s Certificate of Need (CON) process. …

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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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Michigan has lowest health benefit premiums

Novi, Michigan:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) released an infographic today touting Michigan for having the lowest health care insurance premiums among private-sector employers who provided health care benefits for both single and family plans within the five-state Great…

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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…

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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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