Michigan Health Policy Forum - Spring 2015
From Kristofer D Southwick on June 2nd, 2015
Chutes or Ladders? What Will the Next Move Bring for Michigan's Uninsured? Michigan has made enormous strides to reduce the number of uninsured by enrolling 341,000 citizens through the Health Insurance Marketplace and over 603,000 citizens in the Healthy Michigan Plan. However, both of these programs are at risk in 2015. Join us as MDCH Director-emeritus James Haverman explains the challenges facing Michigan's Health Insurance Marketplace and the Healthy Michigan Program. Business and legislative perspectives will be provided by Mr. Rob Fowler, President and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan and Sen. Mike Shirkey, Chair of the Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee and an architect of the Healthy Michigan Plan. Len Nichols, PhD will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Nichols is Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University. Dr. Nichols is a nationally recognized health economist who is frequently called on by Congress and state legislatures to bridge the worlds of health policy, health politics and health economics. He will speak on the benefits of health care coverage for the individual and for society as a whole.