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Hospital Choice Can Mean the Difference between Life & Death

March 12th, 2015 Hospital Choice Can Mean the Difference between Life and Death In-depth examination of high-risk surgeries Novi, Michigan:  Nonprofit hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group today released its report, “Predicting Patient Survival of High-Risk Surgeries,” which shows that across…

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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’s Certificate of Need assures efficient and cost-effective healthcare

March 5th, 2015 Novi, Michigan:  The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) released a data analysis today demonstrating how states with Certificate of Need (CON) enables health care systems to work efficiently and charge less than those without CON.  Michigan scored…

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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…

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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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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…

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Most Significant Change Since Medicare – High Deductible Health Plans

“HDHPs (high deductible health plans) represent one of the most significant changes in our health care system since Medicare. They may not be perfect, but complaining about them won’t change the realities we’re already facing and those that are coming…

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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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