Health Care Costs

Panel OKs Higher Health Costs For Michigan Workers

The Michigan Civil Service Commission voted Wednesday to impose higher health care costs on about 32,000 unionized Michigan government workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2014


Affordable Care Act Just Weeks Away From Becoming Reality

We are weeks away from the launch of so-called online health insurance “exchanges” under the Affordable Care Act.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/12/2013

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Free Preventative Services Insurance Providers Are Required To Offer

Every American with health insurance, including Medicare, is now eligible for many preventive services that previously often required a co-payment, deductible or other out-of-pocket cost.


MMA Seminar — Corporate Wellness: Getting the Best Return on Your Investment

Come join MMA members on Tuesday, April 16 for the seminar “Corporate Wellness: Getting the Best Return on Your Investment” for a discussion on effective employee wellness programs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2013


Insurer Of Last Resort Supporting Insurance Overhaul Bill

Opponents of the move, including Republican Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, say the change could hurt seniors who rely on Medigap coverage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/05/2013


Michigan Targets Obesity With Awareness Campaign

The Michigan Department of Community Health on Wednesday asked residents to agree to lose 10 percent of their body weight in an effort to bring down the state’s obesity rate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2013

Detroit City Council President  Charles Pugh.

City Council Approves Hike In Health Care Rates For Non-Union City Workers

Detroit City Council has voted to approve a change in how much non-union city employees pay for health care.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/15/2013

Aging West Michigan Population Spells Health Care Troubles Ahead

West Michigan’s increasing aging population and decreasing number of young people will likely result in higher age-related health care costs, according to a report from Grand Valley State University researchers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/13/2013

Truven Health Analytics Projects 4.8 Percent Cost Growth for Health Plans in 2013

Truven Health Analytics, formerly the health care business of Thomson Reuters, has released research which projects that health plans will incur a 4.8 percent growth in allowed medical and pharmacy costs in 2013.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2013

Health Care Cost Slowdowns Continue, Predated 2007 Recession

ANN ARBOR — An article just published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that a downward bend in the health care cost curve is not simply the result of the recession which began […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2012