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West Michigan Health Care Navigators

Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 |
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On Monday, September 30th, WWMT will be hosting a panel of experts who will also be answering your questions on the new health care law.

Call 1-877-379-0231, to get your questions answered, or try here as we will have an expert answering your questions just after 5:00 p.m.

We apologize if our experts were not able to get to your question in such a way as to address your specific need. We assure you that they were all answering as many questions as they could in the time allotted, and they did say that they welcomed any further questions via email.

You can email difs-HICAP@michigan.gov and we were told you should be able to have an answer back soon, or you can just visit http://www.michigan.gov/hicap

Below, we also have your contact points for any further questions regarding the Affordable Care Act, in your West Michigan Health Care Navigator resources.

Cherry Street Health Services
100 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
(616) 776-2129
Michelle Fitzgerald: Lead Navigator
michellefitzgerald@cherryhealth.com
Western Region: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa
 


Summit Pointe
140 W. Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI  49017
(269) 966-1460
Doug Stewart: Lead Navigator
Dougstewart615@yahoo.com
Southwestern Region: Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Van Buren

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WORLD MARKETS

HONG KONG (AP) -- Most Asian stock markets dipped on Friday following a big sell-off on Wall Street but losses were limited by optimistic reports on China's economy.

Japan's benchmark Nikkei, Hong Kong's Hang Seng and South Korea's Kospi saw slight declines. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 tumbled. In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite edged up.

ECONOMY- THE DAY AHEAD

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Investors are hoping for some positive news to halt the downward slide in the financial markets.

The Labor Department will issue the July jobs report today. In June, the economy added 288,000 jobs.

The Commerce Department will release personal income and spending figures for June. In May, consumers boosted their spending modestly after no gain in April.

Also, the University of Michigan will issue its index of consumer sentiment for July. For June, the index showed that strong job growth lifted overall sentiment.

The Commerce Department will report on June's construction spending today. For May, the figure barely rose as increased spending on non-residential projects such as office buildings and public construction was largely offset by a drop in home building

Also today, the Institute for Supply Management will release its manufacturing index for July.

On the corporate side, automakers will report July's vehicle sales numbers. And Procter & Gamble will report quarterly financial results before the market opens. Berkshire Hathaway will report earnings after the closing bell.

CHINA-MANUFACTURING

HONG KONG (AP) -- An official report says Chinese manufacturing rose to the highest level in more than two years in July.

Friday's survey is the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is perking up after a series of mini-stimulus measures unleashed by authorities.

The purchasing managers' index compiled by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing rose to 51.7 last month from June's 51.0.

The index is based on a 100-point scale on which numbers below 50 indicate contraction.

It's the index's highest reading since April 2012 and follows an early version of a similar measure of factory activity by HSBC that rose to 52.

Communist leaders in Beijing have used small-scale stimulus in recent months to keep China's economy on track to meet its 7.5 percent full year growth target.

CONGRESS-HIGHWAYS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has approved a bill to prevent a 28 percent cut in federal highway and mass transit aid at the height of the summer construction season.

The Senate voted Thursday night for a House-passed measure to augment the federal Highway Trust Fund with in infusion of $10.8 billion from the general Treasury -- enough to keep the fund solvent through May. The Transportation Department set Friday as the date the fund would no longer be able to provide all the aid promised from incoming gasoline and diesel fuel taxes.

The two houses played legislative ping pong with the issue in recent days over what critics called a "gimmick" to fund the measure by letting companies defer government-required contributions to their employees' pension plans. The bill now goes to the president.

WTC CONTRACTOR-ARREST

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and an adjacent transit center has been arrested on fraud charges.

Larry Davis was released on $100,000 bail Thursday. His lawyer said he will fight charges of wire fraud and conspiring in a scheme to cheat a program that provided contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses.

Court papers say Davis from 2009 through 2012 caused false payroll records to be sent to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The government says a Davis-owned company was awarded a $256 million contract to work on the trade center building and $330 million to help construct the transportation center.

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