Finding the Consumer’s Voice on Healthcare

The Michigan League for Public Policy is a founding member of the Michigan Consumers for Healthcare coalition and served as the coalition convener until funds could be secured to hire staff. The League is the coalition’s fiduciary agent. The coalition was formed after the 2010 passage of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. See

Healthcare Research and Advocacy

Final Push Needed to Expand Healthy Kids Dental Statewide (updated) July 2015

Budget Brief: Investments Needed in a Critical but Sometimes Overlooked Component of Healthcare April 2015

Fact Sheet: Governor’s Proposal Continues Healthy Kids Dental Expansion (updated) March 2015

Blog: Children’s Health Insurance Program in Jeopardy March 2015

Fact Sheet: Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Needed March 2015

Fact Sheet: It’s Time for Michigan to Clear the Air October 2014

Fact Sheet: Support Clean Energy in Michigan September 2014

Budget Brief: Community Health Budget Offers Key Investments in Healthy Workforce July 2014

Fact Sheet: Expand Healthy Kids Dental Statewide (updated) July 2014

House Subcommittee Approves Department of Community Health FY 2015 Budget April 2014

Letters to lawmakers and Gov. Snyder expressing concern over funding implementation of the Healthy Michigan Plan. March 21, 2014
Letter to lawmakers | Letter to Gov. Snyder

Fact Sheet: Healthy Michigan Plan (updated) April 2014

Fact Sheet: The Affordable Care Act in Michigan (updated) Feb. 2014

Fact Sheet: Healthy Kids Dental Program Feb. 2014

Michigan’s Health Insurance Marketplace Will Open for Business Oct. 1 | Executive Summary

Budget Brief: Legislative Action Completed on FY 2014 Budget for Community Health June 7, 2013

Letter from Medical Care Advisory Council to Chairman Mike Shirkey on HB 4714

Blog: Feds held hostage? May 17, 2013

Right Start in Michigan and Its Great Start Collaboratives 2013: Trends in Maternal and Infant Well-Being Report | Executive Summary May 8, 2013

Report: Medicaid Expansion Could Benefit Michigan Babies April 15, 2013

Action Alert: Sign petition to expand Medicaid April 9, 2013

Blog: Another big reason to expand Medicaid March 30, 2013

House subcommittee approves FY 2014 Community Health budget March 22, 2013

Statement: DCH budget March 20, 2013

Medicaid Expansion Benefits Veterans and the Economy March 2013

Blog: Casting low-income uninsured into the coverage chasm March 21, 2013

Blog: 18,000 new jobs! March 12, 2013

Blog: All hands on deck March 8, 2013

DCH Budget – Community Health February 2013

Medicaid Expansion: Saved from the Cliff or into the Chasm? February 2013

Action alert: Expand Medicaid January 2013

Letter urging full Medicaid benefits for very low-income uninsured December 2012

Statement: House fails health consumers November 2012

League calls on House to act on health exchange November 2012

Michigan’s Exchange: A Fumbled Political Football November 2012

Letter to Gov. Snyder urging expansion of Medicaid September 2012

Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion: A Win for the State and Its Low-Income Residents September 2012

Top 10 Reasons to Expand Medicaid September 2012

Letter urging expansion of Medicaid Under Affordable Care Act July 2012

Testimony to Senate Committee on Community Health April 2012

Letter regarding Medicaid/Medicare proposal April 2012

Why federal health care reform is good medicine for Michigan Updated March 2012

Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, HHS Secretary, urging minimum benefits to be set January 2012

Understanding Medicaid: Compassionate, Complex, Cost Effective, October 2011,  executive summary

Testimony Before Joint Meeting of Senate Health Policy/Insurance committees July 2011

Letter calling for balanced approach in reducing the federal deficit July 2011

Letter to Michigan House of Representatives supporting claims tax June 2011

Thank You Gov. Snyder for Health Care Stand June 2011

Statement about vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act January 2011

Letter urging ‘no’ vote on repeal of Affordable Care Act January 2011