The Mackinac Center for Public Policy hosts regular forums on different public policy issues facing the state of Michigan. Below are brief summaries of recent events. To learn more about these past events and to watch video recaps, or to view upcoming events, please visit Mackinac.org/Events.
Above: On June 5, Joshua Rivera presented on the price of auto insurance in Michigan and what options Michiganders can expect as new auto insurance laws go into effect. He also posed questions such as: Why is the price of insurance in Michigan so high? How does insurance in Michigan compare to insurance in other states? How do these insurance prices affect the average Michigan family, or those who have a lower income?
Above: On June 12, Dr. William Smith of the Pioneer Institute discussed how funding for medical procedures and conditions works. Some organizations have attempted to use “quality-adjusted life years” to decide which drugs to fund for which patients. While acceptable in theory, this system can end up limiting the options available for certain patients.