Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel talked some politics and their futures during taping off “Michigan Matters” which airs this Sunday 11:30 a.m. on CBS 62.
They appeared with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, who is less than a year into his job, and “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain.
Patterson, who has said he will run again in 2016, was less committal about 2018, when it is possible the Oakland County Executive job would again be voted on if changes suggested in Lansing take hold. If so, the three county executive jobs would be elected at the same time.
“I haven’t thought about it yet,” said Patterson of 2018.
Hackel, whose name has been mentioned as a potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate for 2018 when term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder is done, refused to join in the speculation.
“I think it is disrespectful to talk about the job when someone is still serving in it,” he said.
The three also debated the Great Lakes Water Authority and how it is shaping up.
Also appearing on the show was Nancy Schlichting, CEO of Henry Ford Health System, and Dr. Scott Dulchavsky, CEO of the Innovation Institute at HFHS, to discuss how things are changing in healthcare and also for HFHS.
They discussed new technologies coming from the Innovation Institute and how that figures in to the mission of the 100-year-old healthcare system.
Schlichting also talked about two recent mergers involving HFHS and the future of healthcare.
There was also talk about the state and Medicaid contracts and what’s ahead.
For more: watch “Michigan Matters” 11:30 am Sunday on CBS 62.