Health Care - Research
This is the Governor's plan to reform health care in Michigan in order to make it more affordable and accessible for everyone, not just those who have health insurance. It includes the Michigan First Healthcare Plan, a plan to provide health care to the state's uninsured and not covered under Medicare or Medicaid, her strategy to advance health information technology, and a plan to promote healthy lifestyles.
This is a review by a couple of fiscal analyst of the Michigan First Healthcare Plan proposed by Governor Granholm. It provides a basic overview of the plan, some details as to where the funding for the program is going to come from, and the next steps necessary before the plan can move forward.
Here is a compilation of health statistics for Michigan. It provides basic numbers for birth and death rates, cancer and communicable disease, and much more.
This site includes policy briefs, working papers, statistics, and links to other important sites.
Here is a 195 page report on the state of long term care on a state to state basis and a discussion of the problems and solutions in the area of long term care.
Here are some of the numbers concerning frozen human embryos originally created for in vitro fertilization.
This report from the Urban Institute's Health Policy Center investigates the pros and cons of proposed public health insurance plans meant to compete with private insurers in order to lower costs and help solve the problem of the uninsured.
This is an public impact study done by Public Sector Consultants Inc. to assess the economic, health, and social impact of a workplace smoking ban on the restaurant and bar industry. It found that there would be no net economic effects on the industry, there was scientific evidence to support the elimination of second hand smoke, and public support for such a ban has been increasing over the past few years rather than decreasing.
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