May 10, 2021

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Michigan’s auto insurance law guaranteed Cadillac medical care. New law ended the warranty.

General Motors Co. guarantees customers a three-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on every vehicle the Detroit automaker sells.

But what if in the second year of the warranty, the government arbitrarily capped the reimbursement payments for GM dealerships by nearly half and forced them out of business?

Technically, the customer would still have their warranty. But it’s hard to fulfill that warranty when there’s no mechanic.

That’s essentially what the Michigan Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer have done to some 18,000 Michigan residents who were catastrophically injured in auto accidents, often through no fault of their own.

Auto insurance companies literally

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Medical students cope with personal loss from COVID-19

Ryan Mahoney’s last conversation with his father happened over FaceTime.

James “Charlie” Mahoney, MD, speaking from his hospital bed, asked his youngest son about the NFL draft and teased him about their rival teams: the New York Jets and Giants.

“It was such a me-and-him conversation,” Ryan recalls.

At the time, Ryan, then a second-year medical student at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, was supposed to be studying for the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 — which kept getting postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic — but he couldn’t focus.

Dr. Mahoney, a physician in

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Surprise: Your Car Insurance Plan May Not Cover High Medical Bills After A Crash : Shots

A car accident in 2019 smashed six of Mark Gottlieb’s teeth and severely damaged four vertebrae. The spinal surgery he needed as a result led to medical bills that exhausted the personal injury coverage in his auto insurance.

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A car accident in 2019 smashed six of Mark Gottlieb’s teeth and severely damaged four vertebrae. The spinal surgery he needed as a result led to medical bills that exhausted the personal injury coverage in his auto insurance.

Erica Seryhm Lee for KHN

Mark Gottlieb’s life changed in

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Two medical students support ND folks in need of personal hygiene products

Across the state, folks experiencing poverty have limited access to hygiene products. So two future doctors are using their free time to fix the issue.

The lack of access to period products affects low-income, incarcerated, or homeless populations. These two women made it their mission to restore dignity back to the underserved areas in the state.

Zoe Sayler, co- affiliate for ND I Support the Girls says, “If you don’t have those basic needs it can be difficult and so we want to make sure that everyone feels empowered in their daily life and that we’re happy we’re a step

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Amounts paid for personal protective equipment qualify for medical deduction

The IRS said on Friday that amounts paid for personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes, for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19 can be treated as amounts paid for medical care under Sec. 213(d) (Announcement 2021-7). As a result, amounts paid by an individual taxpayer for COVID-19 PPE for use by the taxpayer, the taxpayer’s spouse, or the taxpayer’s dependents that are not compensated for by insurance or otherwise are deductible under Sec. 213(a) if the taxpayer’s total medical expenses exceed 7.5% of adjusted gross income.

These amounts are also

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