Munson Healthcare Advocacy

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Munson Healthcare is northern Michigan’s largest and leading health care system. Based in Traverse City, Mich., our team of medical experts, nine award-winning community hospitals, and related organizations serve people in 30 counties.

Munson Healthcare is the largest rural health care provider in the state of Michigan. In addition, about 60 percent of our annual revenue is derived from government payers (Medicare and Medicaid). While our focus and commitment remains providing the highest quality of care, closest to home to the residents of northern Michigan, we are also aware that public policy decisions can have a significant impact on the health care industry, including Munson Healthcare hospitals, affiliated providers, and the community members we serve.

As these public policy discussions unfold, we know that to have a say in their outcomes, we need to have a seat at the table. This means advocating for fair positions that provide our patients continued access to the highest quality of care, close to home in northern Michigan. 

We invite you to explore our stance on current proposals which could greatly impact our financial efficacy, and therefore, our patients and community.

What's New


Effort to Eliminate Auto No Fault Will Hurt Patients and Trauma Centers in Northern Michigan

Lawmakers are working to upend Michigan’s auto no-fault system and do serious harm to injured drivers. Please Contact your legislators immediately and urge them to adopt fair, common sense reforms, and ensure Michigan drivers are protected.

You can read more about the impact this legislation has on patients and the Munson Healthcare system here.

On the Issues

No-Fault Auto Insurance Reform
Learn how current reform proposals would impact Munson Healthcare’s ability to provide 24/7/365 trauma care to the region and join us in supporting reasonable reforms. 


State Funding for Rural Health Care
Learn more about how the Michigan Legislature can support continued access to rural health care and rural obstetrics care in northern Michigan.


Federal 340B Drug Pricing Program
Did you know that a federal program that costs nothing to the taxpayer has helped Munson Healthcare reduce our pharmaceutical costs by over $10 million dollars annually? Learn more about the benefits of the 340B program for Munson Healthcare and potential administrative and legislative threats to this important program.  

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Find Your Legislators

Every voice counts. Take action by contacting your local legislators and sharing your feedback and opinions. Follow the links below to find your representatives.