Items Tagged with 'health care'


Less competition cited as reason for dramatic health cost increases

January 9, 2015
For decades employers in West Michigan have enjoyed lower costs for health care than peers anywhere in Michigan and generally across the United States. Read More

A Chinese viewpoint on welfare, education and health care

January 17, 2014
Every once in a while you stumble into a very informative conversation. The path to enlightenment can meander through some strange turns. Read More

Street Talk: We don't like anybody and the economy stinks

Road rage.

December 6, 2013
President Barack Obama’s approval rating in Michigan sagged to its lowest point in three years in the wake of this fall’s sequestration and glitches with the health care reform rollout. Read More

Telemedicine leases: So the doctor can always ‘see’ you

November 29, 2013
The doctor will see you now — even though he’s in a hospital 200 miles away. Read More

Lacks Enterprises opening on-site employee health care clinics

Five years in the making, the project has nothing to do with Obamacare.

November 8, 2013
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) While some employers in West Michigan in recent years closed their on-site health care clinics for employees, Lacks Enterprises in Kentwood is moving in the other direction. Read More

Street Talk: From those who care about Obamacare

Show time!

October 4, 2013
The health care industry often is labeled as stoic (at best) or apathetic (at worst). Read More

Street Talk: Spectrum queues up for 1.2 million people with no health care insurance

Lions and tigers.

August 9, 2013
Why the health care insurance issue won’t go away Read More

Health care: Let’s get on with the Affordable Care Act

May 17, 2013
As we get closer to the start of 2014, the emphasis on educating people about decisions and responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act seems to be cranking up. Read More

Determining ‘large employers,’ ‘full-time employees’ for PPACA

January 11, 2013
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, beginning in 2014, any company designated as a "large employer" will be required to offer minimum . . . Read More

Alliance for Health deserves local legislative support

October 1, 2012
The Michigan Senate Economic Development Committee moved a bill to the full Senate last week that would eliminate some of the processes currently used by the Michigan Department of Community Health to eliminate health care service duplications that fuel the escalating cost of health care and health care benefits for employers. Read More