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Ypsilanti asked to commit $1,000, join Washtenaw Health Initiative

Original post on AnnArbor.com, by Katrease Stafford at 5:56 a.m. Ypsilanti asked to commit $1,000, join Washtenaw Health Initiative Nearly 29,000 individuals in Washtenaw County are without health insurance and the Washtenaw Health Initiative, a volunteer group organized to prepare the county for the full implementation of the federal health care reform, said it knows the way to […]

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Repost from AnnArbor.com: Beyond politics: the Affordable Care Act, your doctor and you

Originally posted by Betsy de Parry, AnnArbor.com Community Contributor, on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 : 8 a.m. The Supreme Court’s decision to mostly uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) set off an incessant roar about whom the decision helps or hurts politically. I’ve wanted to scream, “What about us — the patients? And what about our doctors?” I’m not alone. […]

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Online access to food stamps and Medicaid makes life easier

This post highlights some of the work being conducted by a number of WHI member organizations: Michigan Department of Human Services, Washtenaw Health Plan, and the United Way of Washtenaw County.   Original post from AnnArbor.com – guest post from the Washtenaw County Public Health Department Many people turn to public assistance programs when they lose a […]

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Detailed Report of Ann Arbor City Council Discussion to Join Washtenaw Health Initiative

Originally posted on the Ann Arbor Chronicle BY DAVE ASKINS  JULY 8, 2012 at 10 am Excerpted from Sustainability Permeates Council Meeting – Agenda reflected goals: green streets, tax abatements, appointments City Membership in Washtenaw Health Initiative The council considered a resolution that allows the city of Ann Arbor to become a member of the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI). The resolution altered […]

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City Joins Washtenaw Health Initiative

Originally posted on the Ann Arbor Chronicle JULY 2, 2012 at 8 pm by Chronicle Staff At its July 2, 2012 meeting, the Ann Arbor city council passed a resolution that allows the city of Ann Arbor to become a member of the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI). The resolution altered the budget for fiscal year 2013 (which […]

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Ann Arbor asked to commit $20K toward Washtenaw County’s accessible health care initiative

Originally posted Wed, Jun 13, 2012 : 5:56 a.m. on AnnArbor.com By Ryan J. Stanton Political Reporter Washtenaw County has the potential to be a model for communities across the United States when it comes to ensuring its residents have access to health coverage. That was the message leaders of the Washtenaw Health Initiative delivered to the Ann Arbor City Council during a […]

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Detailed Report of County Board of Commissioners Discussion to Join Washtenaw Health Initiative

Excerpted from the Ann Arbor Chronicle‘s  report from the April 4, 2012 Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners meeting Originally posted APRIL 10, 2012 at 2 pm by MARY MORGAN Washtenaw Health Initiative A resolution giving final approval for the county to become a charter member of the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI) was on the April 4 agenda. The effort aims to expand […]

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County Is Charter Member of Health Initiative

Originally posted on the Ann Arbor Chronicle APRIL 4, 2012 at 8 pm by Chronicle Staff Washtenaw County is becoming a charter member of the Washtenaw Health Initiative (WHI), following final approval given by county commissioners at their April 4, 2012 meeting. The effort aims to expand health care coverage for the county’s low-income residents. The […]

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Washtenaw County leaders develop, implement recommendations to shrink health care service gaps.

The Washtenaw Health Initiative—a collaborative group of Washtenaw County community leaders and organizations that has worked together on a voluntary basis over the past year to improve access to health care for the county’s low-income, Medicaid, and vulnerable populations—announced today that it has helped more than 700 people in Washtenaw County obtain or keep Medicaid coverage or obtain access to other critical social supportive services.

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Washtenaw health care collaborative plans for influx of insured patients in 2014

Originally posted on Crain’s Detroit Business by Jay Greene on July 07, 2011 1:53 PM  Modified: July 07, 2011 3:10 PM Washtenaw health care collaborative plans for influx of insured patients in 2014 The Washtenaw County Health Initiative, a newly formed collaborative, is working with 40 local health organizations to identify service gaps and increase access to health care services as […]

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