Fall has arrived in Michigan, and with it a proposal to make Michigan’s antiquated health insurance regulatory system one of the nation’s best. Accordingly, the Blues radio network will cover a wide range of topics in October. At the forefront is Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to transition BCBSM into a nonprofit mutual insurer and what it means for the Michigan Blues.
The Healthier Michigan Radio Show
In October, the Healthier Michigan Radio Show takes an in-depth look at Gov.Snyder's proposal to modernize the state's health care industry and the effect it will have on the Blues and their customers. Host Ann Thomas speaks with:
- Daniel J. Loepp, president and chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, about why the health care industry needs to be modernized and how it will affect the Blues
- Jim Haveman, director of the Michigan Department of Community Health, who provides expert insight on how the governor's proposal will impact the health care industry
- Rob Fowler, president and CEO of the Small Business Association of Michigan, and
- Brad Williams, vice president of governmentrelations for the Detroit Regional Chamber, on what Michigan's small business community thinks of the proposal
Have a listen to this show online here.
Sports radio networks
Blues spokesman Andy Hetzel has been back in studio with the play-by-play voice of Michigan State Spartans football, George Blaha, to discuss the Blues’ efforts across the state. Listeners tuning in to the Oct. 20 game against archrival Michigan can hear Andy and George’s conversation. Hetzel also archives his various radio appearances on his SoundCloud page. Other topics featured across the state this month — from WOOD in Grand Rapids to the Lions Radio Network — include Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Blues’ efforts to lead Michigan to a healthier future. Photo by Aunt Owwee