Wednesday, December 15, is the deadline to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act for plans that start on January 1. People can still sign up for plans that start in February until January 15. "Millions more people nationally are now eligible for financial help. And those who are already eligible are now..
Last week, the U.S. House passed the Protecting Our Democracy Act, largely along party lines. Just one Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Illinois) joined Democrats to support the legislation. Two Michigan Republicans, Rep. Fred Upton and Rep. Peter Meijer, who voted to impeach President Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection, voted against this bill. "One of our two..
Michigan voters will have a chance to set in motion a major rewrite of Michigan's constitution in 2026. That's the next time the question will automatically appear on the statewide ballot. "I think it's time to now take a bolder approach." --Bob LaBrant, retired GOP strategist One retired GOP strategist says, despite his opposition to..
This week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan drivers can expect a refund of $400 per insured vehicle from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) in 2022. MLive reporter Lauren Gibbons says regardless of refunds and reforms, Michigan’s auto insurance rates remain much higher than other states. “There’s a lot of experts and critics out..
When the 2019 auto insurance reform law passed the state Legislature, there was a lot of hope that the new rates would put less financial pressure on drivers. But wide geographical gaps in what people pay for auto insurance still persist. “Should auto insurers be health insurers, is kind of a big question? In most states, auto..
After last week’s tragic mass shooting at Oxford High School, many are calling for stricter gun regulations in the United States. Criminologist Dr. James Alan Fox says in the larger context of America’s gun violence epidemic, we need to shift our focus from mass shootings to the smaller everyday occurrences in order to make effective..
The state senator whose district includes Oxford Township is introducing new bills that would limit the sale and possession of gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. "We know that mattered last week ... Less bullets would have been fired." --State Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills) Listen: State Sen. Rosemary Bayer details her new..
Stories riddle our lives. They dazzle us, keeping us entertained, intrigued, motivated and pursuant of a variety of different interests. Creating stories is, of course, what writers do in their fictional work, but it’s also what happens every day in the wider world. In business, politics, journalism and religion, stories are the active ingredients binding us together,..
The COVID-19 vaccine has been available for nearly a year, but a large portion of the population is still hesitant to accept the known science behind these vaccines. As the unvaccinated population perpetuates the creation of new and deadlier variants, two data analysts suggest that misinformation is holding us back from eliminating the coronavirus. “Beyond..
The community of Oxford is still reeling, trying to band together to mourn and support one another, while also dealing with an unimaginable amount of collective trauma and fear. Meanwhile, as we learn more horrific details of the events that led up to the mass school shooting last week at Oxford High School, many people are asking what could..