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In The Media, Lansing State Journal: Iovan in Lansing State Journal: Lost health insurance during the coronavirus pandemic? Here are your options

“You’re living during an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, and you just lost your employer-sponsored health insurance. What do you do?” writes Kristan Obeng in today’s Lansing State Journal. Obeng quotes Samantha Iovan, a senior analyst at CHRT, in her guidance for Michiganders. “We are fortunate we have expanded Medicaid coverage in our state,” says Iovan, who believes many Michiganders who lose …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Udow-Phillips in Bridge Magazine: Here’s what Michigan nursing homes that escaped coronavirus did right

Nursing homes that escaped the virus “took COVID-19 very seriously from day one,” Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s founding executive director, tells Patricia Anstett in “Here’s what Michigan nursing homes that escaped coronavirus did right.” Anstett’s Bridge Magazine story focuses on the practices these facilities employed to protect their residents from the pandemic. “Consumers and their families need to ask nursing homes …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: “They care for Michigan’s most vulnerable; we should care for them” writes 2020 policy fellow Michelle Meade in Bridge

Michelle Meade, co-director of the Center for Disability Health and Wellness at U-M and one of CHRT’s 2020 health policy fellows, is in Bridge Magazine. “They care for Michigan’s most vulnerable; we should care for them,” writes Meade, referring to the caregivers who have shown up to support “the lives, health, and functioning of others” during the coronavirus pandemic and, …

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Click on Detroit, In The Media: What the potential Beaumont-Advocate Aurora merger could mean for Detroit patients, employees

Beaumont announced it is in merger talks with Advocate Aurora Health, a major health care system in other parts of the Midwest says Hank Winchester, reporting for Click on Detroit.  In the segment, Winchester interviews Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation. Udow-Phillips describes how the merger could impact patient care and quality in …

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In The Media, MLive: Why is Michigan’s coronavirus death rate so high? Udow-Phillips explains in MLive

“By multiple measures, coronavirus COVID-19 has been particularly deadly in Michigan” reports Julie Mack in a recent MLive story. “Michigan’s death count equates to almost 10 percent of the state’s confirmed cases,” writes Mack. “That’s the highest percentage in the country.” Mack interviewed Marianne Udow-Phillips, founding executive director of the Center for Health and Research Transformation, for perspective.  It’s likely …

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In The Media, MLive: Udow-Phillips in MLive: Where we need to take COVID-19 interventions to protect vulnerable populations

“By multiple measures, COVID-19 has been particularly deadly in Michigan,” writes Julie Mack in an MLive story that examines the causes. Mack reports that “Michigan’s death count equates to almost 10% of the state’s confirmed cases. That’s the highest percentage in the country.” Looking at why Michigan has such a high coronavirus death rate is “really quite important, so we …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Marianne Udow-Phillips in Bridge Magazine on ways to battle COVID-19 in our state’s vulnerable nursing homes

In “Michigan nursing homes linked to 1 in 4 coronavirus deaths. Tally will grow,” a Bridge Magazine story, Marianne Udow-Phillips describes one practice that Michigan could employ to battle COVID-19 in our state’s highly vulnerable nursing homes. The disclosure of death counts by nursing homes should be a trigger for further action, Udow-Phillips told Bridge reporters. She went on to …

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In The Media, NPR Marketplace: Udow-Phillips on Marketplace Morning Report: Why patients are putting off health care, even when they need it

Marianne Udow-Phillips is cited in a Marketplace Morning Report segment, “It’s safe to see your doctor, ailing health-care industry tells prospective patients.” The story focuses on what health care providers are doing to encourage clients to return for needed treatments. “But even with reassurances, people across the country are putting off routine care,” says NPR Reporter Erika Beres. “Childhood vaccination …

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Bridge Magazine, In The Media: Michigan’s independent doctors are facing new hardships during coronavirus pandemic: Udow-Phillips explains

The novel coronavirus is not only causing massive stress on hospital systems, but it is also threatening the existence of independent practices in Michigan. Ted Roelofs, in his latest story for Bridge Magazine, shares that as cases started to increase, and social distancing rules were implemented in March, private practices saw a dramatic decline in patients and revenue.  With this …

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In The Media, MLive: In MLive, Udow Phillips explores Michigan’s approach to reopening the economy: Slow, steady and safe

CHRT Executive Director Marianne Udow-Phillips discusses the uncertainties surrounding reopening Michigan’s economy in MLive story. As Governor Whitmer and a 29-person Economic Recovery Council roll out a plan for restarting Michigan’s economy, the emphasis is on caution and flexibility. In a May 6 article, MLive’s Malachi Barrett explores the public health, regional, and economic factors that go into decision-making about …

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