Navigation Links
Michigan Business & Professional Association Urges Legislature to Act Quickly on Individual Health Care Reform
Date:11/10/2008

WARREN, Mich., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The weak Michigan economy, rising health care costs, staggering business tax increases, and increased energy costs are all converging to create a perfect storm for Michigan's small business community. And a critical lifeline -- affordable health care coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan -- is in danger of being lost, according to the Michigan Business and Professional Association and its sister organization, the Michigan Food and Beverage Association, representing more than 20,000 business members that employ over 180,000 individuals throughout the State of Michigan.

"Individual health care reform is needed now in Michigan to ensure the financial stability of our members and all small businesses," said Jennifer Kluge, associations' chief operating officer. "We receive countless phone calls a week from our members possibly canceling their group health insurance because they can no longer afford it and this year has been the worst."

Kluge explained that cancellation of any small business' health care coverage causes its employees to be thrust into the marketplace to shop for their own health care (sometimes with lesser coverage), often a daunting task which potentially puts millions of people at risk of having no coverage at all.

"We need the legislature to act now on individual health care reform by supporting House Bills 5282 and 5283," said Kluge. "It's up to our elected representatives to protect the health care of our members and millions of people in Michigan who desperately need it in these tough economic times."

When employees who have lost coverage go to the market, it's often the case that the younger and healthier individuals are offered lower-priced coverage from private insurance companies, leaving the older, less healthy and at-risk population being covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, as the state's insurer of last resort.

"This current s
'/>"/>

SOURCE Michigan Business & Professional Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Health Plan of Michigan Ranked Among Nations Best Medicaid Health Plans in 2008
2. The University of Michigan Welcomes Passage of Proposal 2
3. Compuware Covisint to Securely Connect, Integrate Michigans Thumb Health Information System
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Closes Detroit Operations October 31 Due to Bomb Threat
5. Meijer Honored by Michigan Primary Care Association for Leadership in Promoting Health of Michigan Residents
6. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Grant to Eastern Michigan University Will Help Ypsilanti Elementary Schoolchildren Lead Healthier Lives
7. Karmanos Cancer Center Most Preferred Hospital for Cancer Care in Southeast Michigan
8. 3 Michigan Counties Participating in NIH Study of Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Techniques
9. Michigan Success Lands National Research Contract to Reduce Hospital-Associated Infections in 10 States
10. Alert Alarm Michigan Seeks Employees With Inside and Outside Sales Experience
11. Deer Farm Industry in Michigan Issues Statement on the Recent Chronic Wasting Disease Case Identified on a Kent County Deer Farm
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... Branch, TX (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... revolutionary work glove with many useful features. Customers of ... and can have the new gloves delivered to their ... work gear and hand tools that incorporate heavy duty ... Utility Magnetic Glove allows workers to store metal parts ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... needed. Sublime Beauty® has a fast and easy solution that ... online gift cards can be purchased from from $25 up ... ®. "We offer 100% customer satisfaction and a wide array ... cards have no fees and no expiration dates. , ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 NAPW ... 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized ... the largest, most recognized networking organization of professional women ... the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant ... Local Chapters. , Ms. Kreider is passionate and committed ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... December 22, 2014 The ... professional development programs this month. Faculty have been ... on nurse educators fast-tracked for administrative leadership roles ... Development Program for Simulation Educators, featuring a curriculum ... of nursing education. , Twenty nurse educators ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... for the absolute best in Arizona home contracting services ... with regard to its quality services in 2014. As ... area since the early 1970s, Parker and Sons is ... ongoing reliability. The company works side-by-side with other top ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:MagnoGrip Pro Utility Magnetic Gloves on Sale at TheHardwareCity.com 2Health News:National Association of Professional Women Announces Cheryl A. Kreider, President / CEO of Kreider Health Solutions, LLC, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year 2Health News:NLN Leadership Institute Announces 2015 Cohorts 2Health News:NLN Leadership Institute Announces 2015 Cohorts 3Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 2Health News:Parker & Sons Reports A Record Number Of Favorable References With Regard To Its Quality Services In 2014 3
... Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies nationwide are working ... to take steps toward healthier lifestyles. Citing the ... have on the nation,s healthcare bill, Blue Cross and ... as part of the third annual National Walk ...
... by the Center to Expose and Close Animal Factories: ... Factories (CECAF) will hold a media teleconference to discuss the ... Among the topics will be Smithfield Foods at the center ... in Mexico are looking at "manure lagoons" and a local ...
... industry,s best-attended and most respected conference on evidence-based ... - November 3, 2009. NEW YORK, April 29 ... magazine, and The Center for Health Design ... today announced that architect Michael Graves will be ...
... April 29 The New Investigator Career Highlight Forum ... 30 - June 4, 2009 at the John B. ... of the most innovative research in transplantation. These ... Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) or the American Society ...
... CERRITOS, Calif., April 29 Millennium Dental Technologies, ... Association,s (ADA) position statement on the use of ... final document inaccurate, misleading, and scientifically unsubstantiated, especially ... or the LANAP protocol. ...
... of what causes reading disabilities , , WEDNESDAY, April 29 ... real words are located in the brain,s visual word ... in the April 30 issue of Neuron , ... help improve understanding of reading disabilities. , "Although some ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Celebrate National Walk @ Lunch Day(R) With Simultaneous Walking Events in All 50 States 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Celebrate National Walk @ Lunch Day(R) With Simultaneous Walking Events in All 50 States 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies Celebrate National Walk @ Lunch Day(R) With Simultaneous Walking Events in All 50 States 4Health News:Celebrated Architect Michael Graves to Keynote HEALTHCARE DESIGN.09 Conference 2Health News:Celebrated Architect Michael Graves to Keynote HEALTHCARE DESIGN.09 Conference 3Health News:Celebrated Architect Michael Graves to Keynote HEALTHCARE DESIGN.09 Conference 4Health News:American Transplant Congress 2009: New Investigator Forum Presents Cutting Edge Research 2Health News:LANAP Inventors Call ADA's Laser Position Statement Flawed 2Health News:LANAP Inventors Call ADA's Laser Position Statement Flawed 3Health News:LANAP Inventors Call ADA's Laser Position Statement Flawed 4Health News:Imaging IDs Brain Neurons With Preference for Real Words 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... ;  Sorrento), an oncology company developing new treatments ... a privately-held immuno-oncology company developing proprietary Neukoplast ® ... therapy, announced today that the companies have entered ... generation CAR-TNK™ (pronounced as "Car-Tank") immunotherapies for the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014  Sage Analytics ( ... of equipment for the testing of marijuana potency ... the new Luminary™ Profiler, the industry,s first product ... in a cost-effective, portable unit. Designed ... needs of the cannabis industry, the Luminary™ Profiler ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Baptist Health Lexington is the first facility in ... with Electrophysiology Services (EPS) Accreditation status from the Society of ... most common cardiac arrhythmia and has become recognized as a ... and possible death. More than 5 million patients in ... the numbers are rapidly increasing as the population ages. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 2Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 3Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 4Sorrento and Conkwest Announce Exclusive Global Collaboration 5Sage Analytics Develops Breakthrough System for Potency Testing of Cannabis Products 2Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 2Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 3
... the worldwide leader in handheld x-ray technologies, has been ... Edison Best New Product Awards™. The winners were announced ... ballroom in New York City.  The NOMAD® Handheld X-ray ... Medical Handheld or Miniaturized Devices Segment. ...
... PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces that ... will speak at the World Drug Safety Congress being held ... host an exhibit at booth #2. Dr. ... first breakout stream, "Operational Safety," on 13 April at 1:50 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:NOMAD by Aribex Receives Edison Best New Product Award 2PRA International Experts to Speak at Drug Safety Conference 2
... high-power, long-pulse Nd:YAG technology provides practitioners with the ... lesions and perform permanent hair reduction on all ... size feature allows the practitioner to instantly switch ... spot size with a simple twist of the ...
...
...
... is your system. CONMED's family of products ... New, state-of-the art generators feature proprietary Energy ... continuous synchronization of current and voltage in ... enables the system to sample current and ...
Medicine Products: