Washtenaw reacts as federal judges block “public charge” test for immigrants seeking green cards

On October 11, three federal judges issued nationwide injunctions that will temporarily block implementation of the “public charge” rule that had been scheduled to take effect on October 15. The rule would have allowed immigration officials to consider the use of public benefits–including food stamps, housing subsidies, and Medicaid–as a negative factor in evaluating the … Read more

“The State of Health Care in 2019” previews state and national health policy legislation

By Liz Conlin, WHI Communications Committee chair (liz.conlin@regroup.us)  Megan Foster Friedman, CHRT staff representative to the Washtenaw Health Initiative’s Medicaid and Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment Work Group,  spoke at the spring conference of the Michigan Society of Healthcare Planning and Marketing (MSHPM). The organization includes marketing representatives and strategic planners for Michigan-based hospitals, physician practices, … Read more