Jan. 31, 2017 — The number of unpaid bills in most Michigan hospitals plummeted since the state expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in 2014, according to a new University of Michigan study. The study, conducted by researchers from the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, showed that of the 88 hospitals reporting 2015 data in full to the state, unpaid bills dropped by about half. Data from all 142 hospitals in Michigan were not available in time for the analysis because hospitals observe different fiscal years.
First look inside U-M’s $50M state-of-the art nursing school … New hand transplant program debuts … U-M is world’s fifth-most innovative university … U-M regents give praise — and a raise — to President Schlissel … Former U-M president is named next leader of AAU … Michigan gets $9.5M for study of impact of environmental factors on children’s health … U-M computer model shows Straits pipeline break would devastate Great Lakes … A million thanks: Pro athletes are sharing the wealth with their alma maters … Researchers finish study of Michigan oil, gas fracking.
Jan. 29 — University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel released a statement Saturday morning affirming the University’s commitment to international students and faculty. Despite an executive order signed Friday by President Donald Trump that bans the immigration and travel of people from many Muslim-majority countries, Schlissel said the University will not release the immigration status information of its students.
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Jan. 24, 2017 — Following the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 21, editors of Michigan in Color — a section by and for people of color, dedicated to publishing inclusive and intersectional content about race — interviewed and reflected on the commentary of eight student social justice leaders.
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