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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Unity Defeats “skinny” repeal package

Early this morning the so-called "skinny" or partial ACA repeal package was defeated in the Senate by a vote of 49-51. Thanks in large part to the countless calls, emails and social media posts from advocates just like you, the Senate narrowly averted passing legislation that would have cut access to quality, affordable care.   …
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Physicians Unite – Take Action

Yesterday afternoon Senate leadership overcame the first legislative hurdle in their attempt to pass potentially devastating health care legislation.  With the motion to proceed vote deadlocked at 50-50, the Vice President cast the deciding vote in favor of moving forward. This is serious!  The Senate will now take votes over the next few days in…
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Action Alert!

We expect the U.S. Senate to force a vote TODAY on health care legislation that could take away quality coverage from millions of Americans. It is critical that you contact your U.S. Senators now – make your voice heard via email, social media and phone! – our online action center makes it easy and the…
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Don’t Let Congress Pull the Rug Out From Milliions of Americans!

Despite overwhelming grassroots pressure, the U.S. Senate continues to flirt with health care legislation that could have disastrous consequences. The latest plan being considered, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), could have resulted in 22 million Americans losing their coverage by 2026, but lacked the necessary votes to pass and effectively sent Senate leadership back…
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It’s Not Too Early to Make Sure your Child is Ready to Learn – Immunization, Waiver, Hearing and Vision Appointments Now Available

Schedule required health visits early: Children entering licensed childcare programs, preschool, kindergarten or seventh grade, or who are new to a school district, must have up-to-date immunizations records or waivers before entering school in the fall. Hearing and vision screenings are also required for children starting preschool or kindergarten. Call Washtenaw County Public Health at…
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Cybersecurity Must Be Part of Every Healthcare Professional’s Job

  By Craig Musgrave, CIO, The Doctors Company On May 12, 2017, the world's biggest ransomware attack nearly crippled Britain's public health system and forced doctors to turn patients away. The WannaCry worm, which experts believe to have come from U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools released by Wikileaks, spread quickly to companies and…
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MDHHS announces $15 million in federal grants to help crime victims 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging local organizations across the state to apply for $15 million in Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grants to provide services to crime victims. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, these awards will help expand and enhance services by supporting the response to immediate…
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