Items Tagged with 'health care'


Getting health care costs under control: First, admit we have a problem

November 27, 2015
It’s that time of year again when people go through open enrollment and supposedly make the wise benefit choices on health care that will protect them and their family for the coming year. Read More

Letter: Behavioral health care: We can do better than this

October 2, 2015
Editor: Imagine that your 19-year-old son is having an acute mental health crisis that requires hospitalization. Read More

Health care’s effort to train workers should be emulated

August 14, 2015
Grand Rapids-area health care providers have embarked on a collaborative partnership to address the reality of too few health care workers at a crucial time. Read More

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