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States have ‘no B plan’ if the Supreme Court scraps health-care subsidies

June 11, 2015

IHPI member Nicholas Bagley, J.D., co-authors a piece for the Washington Post that describes the grim bottom line for the high-stakes fight over the Affordable Care Act that will ultimately be decided by the ruling of...

Some in Michigan want powdered alcohol banned

June 15, 2015

It hasn't even hit the market yet, but powdered alcohol is heating up debate in Lansing as lawmakers try to ban it from Michigan. The bill seeking to ban "palcohol", has already passed the Senate 37-0, and is scheduled for another hearing this week in front of the House's regulatory reform...

How is Michigan’s new Healthy Michigan Plan working? New five-year U-M study will find out

December 11, 2014

U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation will evaluate Healthy Michigan Plan from many angles, and report to state health


Consumers of commercial genetic tests understand more than many believe

June 22, 2015

In one of the first large studies to measure customer comprehension of health-related genetic test reports from personal genomic testing companies, U-M researchers found that overall people were able to understand this information much better than originally anticipated.

IHPI member and...

Think Indoor Tanning Is a Safer Alternative to Sitting in the Sun? Think Again

June 20, 2015

June 21 marks the official start of summer, signaling months of long days spent in the sun, vacations to warm and tropical locations, and, of course, suntans.

In a quest for a perfect tan, many people may head to a tanning salon, using tanning booths, sunbeds, and sunlamps to kick-start...

Menopausal Women at Lower Heart Risk Than Men of Similar Age

July 1, 2015

Menopause is commonly considered a risk factor for heart disease, as the protective effect of estrogen declines. However, in a new study, researchers found that postmenopausal women had a lower risk of dying from heart attack than did men of similar ages.

"Women have lower cardiovascular...