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Our HEALTHCARE category provides visitors with an extensive list of articles dealing with past, present, and future issues relating to healthcare and the healthcare industry throughout the UP.

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Study finds child care costs, barriers more difficult for U.P. families

A recent Rural Insights paper that examined the child care costs found that, though child care costs present a challenge in the State of Michigan as a whole, they are especially difficult for families in the Upper Peninsula when compared to the urban counties downstate.

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NMU study finds youth mental healthcare a challenge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

A recent paper published by NMU student Isabelle Nebel and faculty member Brian Cherry found that access to mental health care for children is particularly difficult in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Thinking about Michigan’s state and local government financial future

A recent webinar put on by the Citizens Research Council shed some light on the financial future of Michigan’s state and local governments.

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Impact of COVID-19 on rural businesses and the Upper Peninsula communities

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority recently conducted a study to know what some local business owners are saying about when businesses should open, which should open first, and how it all impacts the employees of these businesses and the owners.

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Will the rural healthcare system be a victim of COVID-19?

Will the rural healthcare system be a victim of COVID-19? Former President and CEO of Upper Peninsula Health Plan Dennis Smith discusses this in his post today on Rural Insights.

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