November 2, 2017 | Marianne Udow-Phillips
In America, we’ve never really answered the core issue about who should pay for health care and why. Is healthcare a product driven by markets? Or a social good for the benefit of all?
March 17, 2017 | Marianne Udow-Phillips
Obamacare is an imperfect system, but key indicators show it’s improving care for many Michiganders. Is the ACHA what we want to replace it with?
Prescriptions for these powerful drugs are a godsend to those suffering chronic pain. Their interests must be balanced with others’ as we seek to reduce fatal overdoses
September 11, 2015 | Marianne Udow-Phillips
Getting insurance is only part of the battle. If patients can’t afford their deductibles and co-pays, they can find themselves underinsured, with attendant problems.
May 29, 2015 | Marianne Udow-Phillips
Compared to two of our Midwestern neighbors, we’re paying less for health care here, probably because of policy and our insurance landscape.
March 13, 2015 | Marianne Udow-Phillips
More people are insured. Access is broader. New programs are being tested. And if a Supreme Court challenge is successful, hundreds of thousands could lose their health insurance.
June 12, 2014 | Marianne Udow-Phillips
Obamacare is already changing the healthcare landscape in Michigan. Major efforts are underway to make the system more effective and efficient, though we don’t yet know if they will work.
March 11, 2014 | Marianne Udow-Phillips
Michigan is one of the fattest states in the nation. If we are truly going to tackle obesity and reduce related human suffering and healthcare costs, shouldn’t we focus on things we know work (intensive behavioral therapy and bariatric surgery) and make them widely available to the people who need help most?