health care reform

Consumers Mutual

Health Care Reform Brings Michigan A New, Consumer-Owned Insurer

Michigan’s newest health insurance company, Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan, is preparing to deliver health insurance that is focused on the needs of consumers, particularly low- and moderate-income residents and small businesses in need of high quality, low cost insurance options.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2013

Mich. Senate Rejects Partnering On Health Exchange

It was the last day to act before lawmakers take a two-week break.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2013

Gov. Rick Snyder signing legislation overhauling Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.. (WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

Gov. Snyder Signs Blue Cross Blue Shield Overhaul

The bills let the state’s largest health insurer transform into a customer-owned nonprofit and ends its tax-exempt status.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/18/2013

State To Get $1.6M For Health Care Innovation Plan

Michigan will get about $1.6 million to develop its State Health Care Innovation Plan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2013


Mich. Panel OKs $31M For Health Care Exchange

A Michigan legislative panel on Wednesday voted to spend the $31 million in federal grant money allocated for the creation of the state’s online health insurance marketplace, a key component of the federal health care overhaul.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2013

Blue Cross Changes OK’d Without Abortion Provision

A state House committee has approved bills to overhaul Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, leaving out anti-abortion provisions.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2013

Event Notices From February 18

The latest meeting and event notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions and groups

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/18/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images-File)

Survey Shows State’s Docs Have Capacity For Medicaid Expansion

A new survey shows that Michigan’s primary care doctors will continue accepting new patients, including Medicaid patients, as the state’s insured population grows under health care reform.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2013

The Secure-24 IOC. Secure-24 photo.

Secure-24 Releases White Paper on Health Information Exchanges

Secure-24, a leading provider of managed IT operations, application outsourcing and cloud computing, announced the availability of a new white paper, titled “Health Information Exchanges: Improving Patient Outcome through Technology and Healthcare.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2012

Michigan Reacts To Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

“I want to congratulate President @BarackObama on the SCOTUS ruling upholding the #AffordableCareAct. We all win today.” That was the message on Twitter Thursday morning from Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2012