healthcare http://wemu.org en University of Michigan Offers Free Healthcare Reform Course Online http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-offers-free-healthcare-reform-course-online <p>People interested in cutting through all the information and misinformation about healthcare reform can turn to an online class from the University of Michigan. U of M is offering a free online class to help everyone get a <a href="https://www.coursera.org/course/ushealthcare">better understanding of US health care reforms</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the Understanding and Improving the US Healthcare System class:</strong></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:39:48 +0000 Andrew Cluley 36924 at http://wemu.org University of Michigan Offers Free Healthcare Reform Course Online Michigan's Medicaid Expansion Impacts Washtenaw County Residents http://wemu.org/post/michigans-medicaid-expansion-impacts-washtenaw-county-residents <p>The Medicaid expansion bill signed into law by Gov. Snyder earlier this week will have a major impact on health care in Washtenaw County.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both it and the upcoming state health insurance marketplace will affect many of the people already receiving coverage through the </span>Washtenaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health Plan.&nbsp;Many people currently receiving health coverage through the&nbsp;</span>Washtenaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Health Plan will lose that coverage and be required to get it instead through either the newly expanded Medicaid or the upcoming health insurance marketplace.</span></p><p><br>Krista Nordberg is the Director of Enrollment and Advocacy at Washtenaw Health Plan. She says there will likely be timing issues with these changes.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Washtenaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health Plan helps people get the health care services they need, like doctor and clinic visits, outpatient lab and X-ray tests, prescriptions, hospitalization and mental health services.</span></p><p><br>You can learn more at their website: <a href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org">www.ewashtenaw.org</a><br> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:34:53 +0000 Rose Carver 35215 at http://wemu.org Michigan's Medicaid Expansion Impacts Washtenaw County Residents