MPCA Announces 2015 Policy Priorities
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Michigan Primary Care Association—the voice for Health Centers and other community-based providers in Michigan—has announced its policy priorities for 2015.
“MPCA and Michigan Health Centers are committed to increasing access to quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventive care for all Michiganders,” said Kim Sibilsky, Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Primary Care Association.
“By working with policy makers and legislators on three transformative issue areas—improving our state’s primary care workforce policies; establishing a database that allows for systematic analysis of health care use and cost across payers and providers, on which effective policy and reform initiatives can be based; and implementing a value-based payment system that pays health care providers for keeping people healthy rather than focusing on treating illness—together we can improve health, improve care, and reduce costs.”
These priorities were developed by the MPCA Health Policy Committee and unanimously approved by the MPCA Board of Directors. During MPCA’s Legislative Forum held March 4, 2015, in Lansing, Michigan Health Center staff and board members met with their state legislators to discuss the priorities and how they can improve the delivery of care.
Michigan’s 40 Health Center organizations are on the front lines of health care, serving more than 600,000 state residents at over 240 locations. Many of these individuals and families would go without health care were it not for their local Health Center. The doors of Health Centers are open to all, regardless of insurance status and with fees based on household income.
To read MPCA’s 2015 policy priorities in their entirety, visit www.mpca.net/priorities.