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Wall Street Journal: Slump Spreads to Health Care as Michigan Loses Auto Jobs

CHRT director Marianne Udow-Phillips was interviewed extensively and the CHRT staff provided data (principally from Cover Michigan) for a comprehensive Wall Street Journal report on the challenges facing Michigan workers and retirees as the auto industry rapidly downsizes. State finances, losses and layoffs at health care providers and the prospects for basing economic recovery hopes on health care growth are …

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The Ann Arbor News: New University of Michigan Health System leader faces financial challenge

In an Ann Arbor News profile introducing U-M’s new executive VP for medical affairs Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and discussing the challenges facing the UMHS, CHRT is described as among the opportunities for the Health System to help shape health care reform by improving care, reducing errors and lowering cost.

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Collaborative Quality Initiatives: A strategy that works for improving health care quality & cost

Can better health care and cost savings go hand in hand? Michigan physicians and hospitals working together in collaborative quality initiatives (CQIs) sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Blue Care Network (BCBSM/BCN) are proving that collaboration is indeed a powerful model for saving both lives and dollars for patients throughout Michigan. For example: In one Michigan …

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Traverse City Record-Eagle: Health care crisis hurts kids

CHRT Director Marianne Udow-Phillips discusses how the health care crisis impacts children in her May 22, 2009, op-ed in the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

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Detroit Free Press: Health-care reform: A shot in the arm for Detroit 3?

CHRT director Marianne Udow-Phillips and vice-chair and U-M associate VP for medical affairs Dr. John E. Billi are quoted in a recent Detroit Free Press story about the potential for national health care reform to boost the recovery of Detroit’s automakers.

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Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation releases Cover Michigan — a report on healthcare coverage and access

Cover Michigan, a report on healthcare coverage released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) shows that while Michigan compares well to the country as a whole, the state is losing ground in critical areas, including the number of Michigan’s children and adults who are uninsured and the percentage of the population covered by private insurance. “Cover …

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Covering the Uninsured: Who Has the Will and Who Has the Way?

On Friday, May 2, 2008, the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) will convene a panel of experts to explore the problem of America’s 47 million uninsured. “In this election year, voters, candidates and the media are increasingly focused on the issue of healthcare and the uninsured – and rightfully so,” said Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s director. “We know the …

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