Children & Families
About 1 in 5 children in Michigan live in poverty. Bridge will explore the reasons behind this disturbing result and the ideas to address it.
Data obtained by Bridge show a spike in adults under 30 joining state voter rolls. But will young adults, who tend to vote Democratic, actually show up this fall? Or will they revert to form?
In light of news that the Affordable Care Act appears to be stabilizing in Michigan, here's a look back at all of the attempts by President Donald Trump to dismantle the program.
While it’s taken some hits, the Affordable Care Act is proving resilient. Premiums in Michigan are expected to flatten next year after years of spikes.
Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and Republican Bill Schuette offer Michigan voters a clear choice on healthcare issues. And nowhere are their policy differences more stark than on the Affordable Care Act.
Politicians have plenty to say about college costs. Yet child care expenses can have a bigger impact for many families and businesses. And Michigan has done little to help middle-and-low-income parents.
An innovative – but expensive preschool – is showing dramatic gains for youths exposed to lead in Flint. Money for operations runs out next year.
A street version of fentanyl is now responsible for more overdose deaths in Michigan than prescription medications. And white, working-class communities surrounding Detroit have been hit hardest of all.
A clinic in Ann Arbor tackles opioid addiction with the help of the Internet
An immigrant housed in a Detroit church to avoid deportation and his supporters talk about fears, hopes and why they think their plan could work
Rural counties in Michigan and poor cities like Detroit are at the bottom for flu immunization
Michigan has made huge strides testing sexual assault evidence. But even in this era of reckoning, black women are deemed unworthy of rape.
Shawana Hall had a troubled life but persevered. She spoke up against all odds.
Michigan multiple sclerosis patients face a looming crisis in how to pay for medications that can cost upwards of $80,000 a year
After federal funds lapse for a popular program, insurance for more than 100,000 lower-income children is in limbo.
Michigan is spending $119 million in children's health funds to remove lead hazards from home.
More than 900 juvenile prisoners have filed suit claiming they were harmed, some of them sexually, while being housed with adult inmates. Their case might never make it to a jury.
(With map) City’s former health leader charges that officials considered health concerns a ‘nuisance,’ and focused solely on tearing down blighted homes fast.
(With new statewide lead map) ‘It’s really unknown why,’ Michigan’s chief medical officer tells Bridge.
For older residents who don’t read the fine print, a reverse mortgage can hold unpleasant surprises.