Top 10 medtech states: California, Massachusetts, Minnesota–wait, what? Indiana cracks top four ranking

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Top 10 medtech states: California, Massachusetts, Minnesota–wait, what? Indiana cracks top four ranking

September 20, 2013 8:40 am by | 4 Comments

Watch out coastlines–the Midwest and South are making big plays for the medtech economy. Qmed‘s top three medtech states won’t surprise you–California, Massachusetts, Minnesota. But No. 4 might. Indiana is…


Enrollment for expanded Medicaid kicks off in Michigan

Enrollment for expanded Medicaid kicks off in Michigan

April 1, 2014 3:18 pm by | 0 Comments

About 1,600 applications for Michigan’s expanded Medicaid were being processed by the beginning of the workday today — applications from consumers who began filing for coverage just after the program’s…


Michigan’s expanded Medicaid for 470,000 recipients kicks off today

Michigan’s expanded Medicaid for 470,000 recipients kicks off today

April 1, 2014 5:27 am by | 0 Comments

The long-awaited Healthy Michigan plan, the state’s unique version of expanded Medicaid, opens today, prompting some consumer advocates on Monday to plan on starting their day early today to begin…



New Obamacare ad: ‘Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control’

New Obamacare ad: ‘Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control’

February 23, 2014 5:24 am by | 0 Comments

It was the concussion, she laughs now, that “knocked some sense into me.” LaNika Wise is part of that demographic of 18- to 34-year-olds known as the “young invincibles.” Healthy…


Michigan Attorney General backs lawsuit that would gut tax credits for federal health coverage

Michigan Attorney General backs lawsuit that would gut tax credits for federal health coverage

February 21, 2014 6:18 am by | 0 Comments

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has joined a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C., that, if successful, could cost Michigan consumers millions of dollars in fedearl health coverage tax credits. It…


Michigan doctors using telemedicine for depression patients to keep up with demand

Michigan doctors using telemedicine for depression patients to keep up with demand

February 12, 2014 9:26 am by | 1 Comments

A new study shows more Michigan residents are depressed than those in other states, and mental health care workers are using telephone and video conferencing to reach out to patients…


Michigan Republicans rethink Medicaid expansion

Michigan Republicans rethink Medicaid expansion

January 20, 2014 10:15 am by | 0 Comments

Nationally, Republican party leaders say their number one campaign issue for the midterm elections is opposition to Obamacare. But at the same time, a growing number of Republican states are…


Uof M spinoff takes rare adrenal cancer drug co-discovered by a patient into clinical trials

Uof M spinoff takes rare adrenal cancer drug co-discovered by a patient into clinical trials

December 6, 2013 10:52 am by | 1 Comments

Raili Kerppola had a thriving career in the pharmaceutical industry when she was diagnosed with stage four adrenal cancer in 2011. While seeking treatment at the University of Michigan, she…



Michigan residents in bureaucratic limbo over Medicaid eligibility

Michigan residents in bureaucratic limbo over Medicaid eligibility

December 2, 2013 5:09 am by | 0 Comments

Across Michigan, hundreds of thousands of residents who may be eligible for the state’s Medicaid expansion remain in frustrating, bureaucratic limbo — one that could push arguably affordable coverage out…


City workers turn to wellness program, lose 1,052 pounds, and save on healthcare

City workers turn to wellness program, lose 1,052 pounds, and save on healthcare

October 21, 2013 5:49 am by | 0 Comments

Ounce by ounce, 30 Ferndale city workers began to change their lives one year ago.
Today, they are 1,052 1/2 pounds lighter, and they’re saving the city big bucks — an estimated $131,000 this year alone — in health care costs.
City Clerk Cherilynn Br…


Many in Michigan will lose cheap insurance policies that don’t meet ACA requirements

Many in Michigan will lose cheap insurance policies that don’t meet ACA requirements

October 14, 2013 10:58 am by | 0 Comments

AT LEAST 146,000 Michiganders — and possibly thousands more — with health coverage purchased directly from insurers now are learning their polices will end Dec. 31 because they don’t meet the minimum requirements of the federal health care act.
Under…


Heroes in our midst: MedTech Vets program trains soldiers for civilian jobs in medical device industry

Heroes in our midst: MedTech Vets program trains soldiers for civilian jobs in medical device industry

September 23, 2013 8:29 am by | 0 Comments

Fourteen veterans will endure a different kind of bootcamp this week: one that helps prepare them for jobs in the medtech industry. The AdvaMed Medical Technology Veterans Program Bootcamp kicked…


Despite long build-up, plenty of confusion over Ohio, Michigan insurance marketplaces

Despite long build-up, plenty of confusion over Ohio, Michigan insurance marketplaces

September 23, 2013 4:00 am by | 0 Comments

In just more than a week, the doors will fling open to the Health Insurance Marketplace — a key component of the Affordable Care Act that provides a place for the nation’s uninsured and oth…


Michigan governor expands Medicaid with new law

Michigan governor expands Medicaid with new law

September 16, 2013 2:54 pm by | 1 Comments

It was a long slog, full of politics, drama and delay. But a bill to expand Medicaid to 470,000 low-income Michiganders was signed into law Monday by Gov. Rick Snyder.
“The right answer is not to talk about politics, but our family of 10 million people…


Republican-led Michigan House approves bill to expand Medicaid under Affordable Care Act

Republican-led Michigan House approves bill to expand Medicaid under Affordable Care Act

September 3, 2013 3:45 pm by | 0 Comments

(Reuters) – The Republican-led Michigan House gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill that would expand the Medicaid health program for the poor under Democratic President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law.
Representatives voted 75-32 to concur wit…


In a 20-18 vote, Michigan’s Senate approves Medicaid expansion bill

In a 20-18 vote, Michigan’s Senate approves Medicaid expansion bill

August 28, 2013 11:19 am by | 0 Comments

(Reuters) – The Michigan state Senate on Tuesday voted 20-18 to approve a bill to expand Medicaid, the health program for the poor, under President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform law.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder broke with other Republican governor…