health care insurance coverage http://michiganradio.org en Starting Friday, basic insurance policies in Michigan are barred from covering abortions http://michiganradio.org/post/starting-friday-basic-insurance-policies-michigan-are-barred-covering-abortions <p>Michigan’s law barring insurance companies from including abortion coverage in basic policies takes effect this week.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">7 insurance companies, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, will offer an additional rider.</span></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:18:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16781 at http://michiganradio.org See how much you could pay for insurance in Michigan under Affordable Care Act http://michiganradio.org/post/see-how-much-you-could-pay-insurance-michigan-under-affordable-care-act <p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Michigan&#39;s new healthcare exchange goes live&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_941152799" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">next Tuesday</span></span>&nbsp;(<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_941152800" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:02:16 +0000 Kate Wells & Michigan Radio Newsroom 14599 at http://michiganradio.org See how much you could pay for insurance in Michigan under Affordable Care Act Michigan State University drops health insurance mandate for students http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-state-university-drops-health-insurance-mandate-students <p>EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University has dropped mandatory health insurance for students after opposition from lawmakers.<br /><br /> Officials said Friday that insurance available through the school will be voluntary, but they&#39;ll still ask if students have coverage this fall. Only 320 students were automatically signed up last year.<br /><br /> But one of them was the son of a state lawmaker, Rep. Jeff Farrington, R-Utica, who got a bill. It turned out that Farrington&#39;s son had insurance.<br /> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:34:03 +0000 The Associated Press 7999 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan State University drops health insurance mandate for students What is a health insurance exchange? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-health-insurance-exchange <p>Under the <a href="http://www.healthcare.gov/law/information-for-you/index.html">Federal Affordable Care Act</a>, states are required to create a health care exchange. An online place where people can comparison shop for health insurance. It looks much like a Travelocity or Orbitz website, but for health insurance.</p><p>Many Republicans in the Michigan legislature want to hold off on creating this exchange until the Supreme Court rules whether the act is constitutional.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:19:09 +0000 Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer White 5944 at http://michiganradio.org What is a health insurance exchange?