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Some Obamacare may linger in a Trump world

The Affordable Care Act in its existing form has been a dead man walking since Donald Trump won the presidency last week, following months of campaigning to “repeal and replace” the insurance overhaul that always lacked Republican support…

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Six ways Tuesday’s election may change Michigan

The impact of Tuesday’s election will extend far beyond who sits in the White House. The potential ripple effects in the state capitol were the talk of Lansing Wednesday. The 2016 version of the now well-worn political phrase “Change” could include more infrastructure spending, and Michigan families with less or very different health insurance…

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Winners and losers of an Obamacare repeal

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to ask Congress for a full repeal the Affordable Care Act on his first day in office. But Marianne Udow-Phillips, executive director of the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation at the University of Michigan, has one message for those who rely on the ACA for health care benefits: Don’t panic…

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Donald Trump Attacked Obamacare In A State Where It’s Actually Working Pretty Well

Donald Trump has been bashing Obamacare a lot lately. This week, he did so in a state that’s become a major focus of his presidential campaign ― Michigan. “It’s just been announced that Michigan residents are going to experience a massive double-digit premium hike,” Trump said Monday during a speech in Warren, a working-class suburb north of Detroit…

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Hospital Rankings are Contradictory, Cryptic, Confusing

Have hospital rankings reached the saturation point? A research brief from the University of Michigan’s Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation suggests that hospital rankings, ostensibly designed to enlighten healthcare consumers, have morphed into a confusing array of metrics and methodologies that are now largely ignored outside of the healthcare echo chamber…

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Local hospitals among state’s best in rankings

Just how well a hospital performs is not necessarily an objective exercise, and patients aren’t necessarily relying on performance results when selecting a medical facility for their needs. Those are some of the observations from the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation at the University of Michigan…

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U of M hopes to crack down on opioid addiction

With a $1.4 million per year grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service, the University of Michigan launched a five-year project called the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan-OPEN). There are two goals for the project. The first is to cut in half the number of surgical patients receiving opioid prescriptions…

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Community members feel effects, take action against opioid epidemic

SA junior Heather Martin was just 17 when her older sister Angie fatally overdosed in their family home, following a seven-year struggle with opiate addiction. Martin said her sister, throughout her life, was always a bubbly, amiable person. As her addiction continued, though, instead of family remaining a priority as it always had been, getting her next bigger and better …

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