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Michigan at a Crossroads

Michigan’s Key Health Policy Issues, 2018

The Michigan government has jurisdiction over a wide array of health policy issues. From the regulation of insurance products, to oversight of the state’s Medicaid program, to investing in local public health efforts, Michigan policymakers craft policies and budgets that impact the health of millions of Michiganders.

This brief will provide an overview of four key and timely health policy topics: Medicaid and the Healthy Michigan Plan; the individual health insurance market and the Health Insurance Marketplace; the opioid epidemic; and integration of services to address social determinants of health. It will explore some of the forces influencing our state’s health and discuss policy approaches to today’s health and health care issues.

Read the full brief.

 

Health Care Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1)

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives on November 16, 2017, and an amended version passed the U.S. Senate on December 2, 2017. Congress reconciled the differences between the two bills in a compromise conference report.

While the purpose of the legislation is to reduce tax rates for businesses and individuals, it includes several major health care policy changes. These provisions are described in the brief, Health Care Provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Editor’s Note: CHRT updated this fact sheet Jan. 12, 2018 to include more recent Medicare beneficiary numbers, updated information on PAYGO, and reflect that the conference report is now law.