State Policy

The Personal and Political Fight to Keep Abortion Legal in Michigan

How one woman’s personal experience with an illegal abortion is driving her to keep the procedure legal in Michigan.

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‘The Personal and Political Fight to Keep Abortion Legal in Michigan’ Transcript

‘The Personal and Political Fight to Keep Abortion Legal in Michigan’ Transcript June 23, 2022 Note: This transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Listen…

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Can More Time on Medicaid Lower Maternal Deaths?

We explore the country’s high rates of pregnancy-related deaths and the potential impact Biden’s push to expand Medicaid coverage for pregnant people may have.

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‘Can More Time on Medicaid Lower Maternal Deaths?’ Transcript

‘Can More Time on Medicaid Lower Maternal Deaths?’ Transcript May 26, 2022 Note: This transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Listen in Apple Podcasts…

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When a Medicaid Card Isn’t Enough

Paul Shafer writes about new research on how many doctors listed in Medicaid networks actually treat Medicaid patients.

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How Requiring Insurers to Cover Autism Care Can Impact Schools

Jose Manuel Fernandez shares research on the impact on test scores and special education when Michigan required private coverage of autism spectrum disorder therapies.

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A New Era in the Fight Over Medicaid Premiums

The impact of charging people to use Medicaid and how phasing out premiums could threaten one state’s Medicaid expansion.

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How Safety Net Programs Work Together to Improve Health

Joe Benitez shares research about how food, income and health care safety net programs overlap to support low-income families.

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Harm Reduction’s Road From Fringe to Federal Drug Policy

How a once taboo strategy to keep drug users safe has become more mainstream and what that could mean for our overdose crisis.

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‘Harm Reduction’s Road From Fringe to Federal Drug Policy’ Transcript

‘Harm Reduction’s Road From Fringe to Federal Drug Policy’ Transcript January 27, 2022 Note: This transcript has been created with a combination of machine ears and human eyes. There may be small differences between this document and the audio version, which is one of many reasons we encourage you to listen to the episode! Listen in Apple…

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