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WCMS Comments on Rule to Define “Public Charge” for Immigration Status

Government Affairs and Advocacy Issues WCMS sent the following comments after coordination with the Washtenaw County Health Department and approval at the November WCMS Executive Council meeting. ______________________________________________________________ November 2018   DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012 Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department of Homeland Security…
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WCMS Newsletter: November 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 November 2018 Newsletter WCMS Newsletter: November 2018 Thank you for your membership to WCMS, the leading medical association for legislative action and…
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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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Congress Moves to Delay Stage 3 of Meaningful Use

The U.S. Congress may step in to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) electronic health record (EHR) meaningful use program, with both chambers taking action on the third and final stage of the program. Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., introduced her Further Flexibility in HIT Reporting and Advancing Interoperability Act (Flex IT 2 Act),…
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New Rules for Immunization Waivers

YPSILANTI, Mich., July 23, 2015 – New rules are in place for Michigan parents or guardians opting out of one or more of the required vaccinations for their child or children to attend school or childcare. Under the new rules parents or guardians must participate in a science-based educational session with their local public health…
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs historic Medicaid plan into law

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] DEARBORN, MI -- Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed historic Medicaid expansion legislation into law in the same way the Legislature passed it: With bipartisan support. Snyder was flanked by Democratic U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who authored part of the Affordable Care Act,…
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