Genesee Health Plan receives grant for $219,492 to help people enroll in health care
Dec03

Genesee Health Plan receives grant for $219,492 to help people enroll in health care

By Tom Travis Genesee Health Plan (GHP) has received a three-year federal Navigator Cooperative Agreement Award of $219,492 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The grant will fund what are called Support Navigators in Federally-facilitated Exchanges to help people access a variety of federally-funded health care services, including Obamacare and Medicare during open enrollment periods. Open Enrollment through...

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E. Pierson Road and Dort Highway neighborhoods site of this week’s mobile COVID and Flu vaccination unit: free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday
Nov10

E. Pierson Road and Dort Highway neighborhoods site of this week’s mobile COVID and Flu vaccination unit: free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday

By Tom Travis A mobile COVID-19 and Flu vaccination unit will be in the neighborhoods surrounding E. Pierson Road and Dort Highway from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 and Saturday, Nov. 13.  A new community collaboration is bringing COVID vaccines, water, meals and other resources to Flint neighborhoods again this week, with free lunch, COVID-19 vaccines and flu vaccines available. The approved pediatric COVID-19 vaccination is not...

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Neighborhoods on Flint’s east side site of this week’s mobile vaccination unit: free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday
Oct19

Neighborhoods on Flint’s east side site of this week’s mobile vaccination unit: free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday

By Tom Travis A new community collaboration is bringing Covid vaccines, water, meals and other resources to Flint neighborhoods again this week, with free lunch and COVID-19 vaccines available in the neighborhoods near Davison Road and North Franklin Ave area Thursday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 23 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.  Genesee County’s rate of full vaccination stood at 46.8 per cent, as of Oct. 19 an increase of 0.1 per cent...

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Dale Kildee, Flint’s Congressman for 36 years, dies at age 92
Oct14

Dale Kildee, Flint’s Congressman for 36 years, dies at age 92

By Paul Rozycki Dale Kildee, who served as Flint’s congressman for 36 years, died  Oct. 13 at age 92. He was one of the longest serving members of Congress and was reelected to the U.S. House 18 times, retiring in 2012.   Kildee, who had considered entering the priesthood, earned his B.A. at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, earned a teaching certificate at the University of Detroit, and did graduate work in political science and...

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Bill to change “Good Time” policy for incarcerated prisoners focus of Michigan Justice Advocacy event Saturday, Oct. 9
Oct08

Bill to change “Good Time” policy for incarcerated prisoners focus of Michigan Justice Advocacy event Saturday, Oct. 9

By Tom Travis In the last 40 years, Michigan’s prison population has ballooned 71 percent, with State expenditures on prisons and the incarcerated also jumping from $330 million to $2.4 billion — an average of $44,000 per prisoner per year. These are among facts that the The Michigan Justice Advocacy (MJA) organization hopes to highlight in a Saturday, Oct. 9 event  to draw support and awareness to Michigan Senate Bill...

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Neighborhoods surrounding N. Saginaw and E. Pierson Roads and Whaley Park site of this week’s mobile vaccination unit: free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday
Oct05

Neighborhoods surrounding N. Saginaw and E. Pierson Roads and Whaley Park site of this week’s mobile vaccination unit: free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday

By Tom Travis A new community collaboration is bringing Covid vaccines, water, meals and other resources to Flint neighborhoods again this week, with free lunch and COVID-19 vaccines available in the neighborhoods surrounding Saginaw Street. and E. Pierson Road on Thursday, Oct. 7 and in the neighborhoods surrounding Whaley Park on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. both days. Genesee County’s rate of full vaccination stood...

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