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Michigan Leaders Join Network to Push for Coverage of State's 1.4 Million Uninsured
Date:3/3/2008

Michigan Cover the Uninsured Network formed to raise awareness and advocate

for affordable health coverage. Health, labor, faith leaders join

non-partisan effort.

DETROIT, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Leaders from throughout Michigan including representatives of insurers, health systems, labor, business and the faith community have signed on as supporters of the newly formed Michigan Cover The Uninsured Network (MCTUN). The goal of the Network is to raise awareness and advocate for affordable health coverage for 1.4 million people in Michigan including 160,000 children who are uninsured. Nationally 47 million people were uninsured in 2006.

The Michigan Cover the Uninsured Network will provide education, advocacy and enrollment information on the uninsured according to organizers.

"We are pleased to announce the formation of the Michigan Cover The Uninsured Network," said Douglas Halladay, Network Director. "Everyone, regardless of their business or political interest, is affected by the issue of the uninsured. This is a network of diverse partners united by a common cause -- the need to find solutions."

"Our Steering Committee is comprised of representatives of all parts of the community -- from health insurers and providers, to small business, to labor, to non-profits, to the faith community. Advocating for solutions and enrolling adults and children in existing programs will be the initial focus of the network's efforts. We are enlisting support from throughout the community and the state in this effort."

"It is clear that Michigan with its challenged economy and shrinking employment base is particularly vulnerable to the issue of the uninsured," said Nancy Schlichting, a founding member of the network and president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System. "The Michigan Cover The Uninsured Network is an opportunity for all parties to come together to advocate for solutions and influence opinion leaders and policy. As a state and as a nation, we cannot rest until we have solutions to this issue."

The Michigan Cover The Uninsured Network was formed as a result of its organizers' involvement over the past six years with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's annual national Cover The Uninsured Week awareness campaigns. The Michigan Cover The Uninsured Network is a free standing, non-partisan network funded by grants, contributions and in-kind support.

Strategic Partners/Lead Sponsors include: Henry Ford Health System, Trinity Health, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Regional Chamber, St. John Health, Oakwood Healthcare, Beaumont Hospitals, University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers, Michigan State AFL-CIO, DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

For information or to join the Michigan Cover The Uninsured Network call (313) 874-1677 or visit http://www.covertheuninsured.org and click on "Michigan."


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