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Statement on Federal Medicaid Work Requirements Ruling

In response to the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia’s rejection of Kentucky and Arkansas Medicaid work requirements by Judge James Boasberg, Evelyn Eccles, MD, president of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS) had the following statement: “On behalf of the WCMS Executive Council and the vulnerable populations our physicians treat in Washtenaw…
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WCMS Newsletter: March Edition

The WCMS Newsletter is a monthly, electronic publication that highlights major physician issues and various community initiatives. Distribution is a unique benefit of WCMS Membership. To view a PDF version, please click here: March 2019 Newsletter Health Can't Wait Site Launched to Address Prior Authorization The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) recently launched the "Health Can't Wait"…
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WCMS Newsletter: February Edition

The WCMS Newsletter is a monthly, electronic publication that highlights major physician issues and various community initiatives. Distribution is a unique benefit of WCMS Membership. To view a PDF version, please click here: February 2019 Newsletter WCMS Legislative Committee Meeting on Monday, Feb. 18 All WCMS members and area legislators are welcome to attend and speak…
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WCMS Bulletin: Fall/Winter Edition

Access the digital 4th quarter WCMS Bulletin of 2018: Medicine and Politics, Candidate Forum and MedConnect Highlights, Holiday News, 2018 in Review, & more! In keeping with the election, President Nnodim, MD, PhD offers a scholarly and timely dissertation on "Medicine and Politics," accompanied by a report on the WCMS October Candidate Forum, which was attended by a record number…
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WCMS Newsletter: August Edition

The WCMS Newsletter is a monthly, electronic publication that highlights major physician issues and various community initiatives. Distribution is a unique benefit of WCMS Membership. To view a PDF version, please click here: WCMS Newsletter - August Edition WCMS Newsletter: August 2018 Thank you for your membership to WCMS, the leading medical association for legislative…
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WCMS Sends Letter Opposing S. 827

Government Affairs and Advocacy Issues WCMS sent the following letter following discussion with local legislators at the May 2018 Legislative Meeting and approval from the WCMS Executive Council. ______________________________________________________________ June 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: On behalf of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS), we write to…
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WCMS Supports Expanding Access to Vaccines

Government Affairs and Advocacy Issues WCMS sent the following letter following discussion and approval at the April 2018  WCMS Executive Council meeting. ______________________________________________________________ April 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: On behalf of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS), we write to express our support of expanding access…
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WCMS Opposes Permitless Concealed Carry Legislation

Government Affairs and Advocacy Issues WCMS sent the following letter following discussion and approval at the January 2018  WCMS Executive Council meeting. ______________________________________________________________ January 2018 Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Dear Governor Snyder: On behalf of the Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS), we write to express our opposition to Senate Bill…
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July 2017 Washtenaw County Opioid Report

July 2017 Washtenaw County Public Health Opioid Report The most recent Washtenaw County Opioid Report is available at http://bit.ly/OpioidReportJuly2017.  The report provides timely information on opioid-related overdoses and deaths occurring among Washtenaw County residents. A few of the highlights include: ·         25% to 30% of opioid related overdoses for Washtenaw County residents result in death.  ·        …
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Washtenaw County Lyme Disease Summary Completed for 2016

Overview: 2016 marked the first year that Lyme Disease was definitively detected in Washtenaw County.   Evidence for the presence of Lyme transmission in Washtenaw County includes the following:  1.       Lyme infection was confirmed in an individual without travel outside of the county.  2.       A Washtenaw County chipmunk tested positive for the Lyme pathogen, Borrelia burgdorferi,…
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