Tom Watkins

Jim Haveman has been a frequent visitor to the UP since 1966. He is a former Board of Trustee Member of Northern Michigan University, and former Director of Michigan Department of Community Health for
Governors Engler and Snyder.

Opinion: Don’t take your date to an asylum for Valentine’s Day

Tom Watkins and Jim Haveman recently wrote an opinion piece in The Detroit News: “Asylums that ‘treated’ individuals with mental illness have been a horror show for far too many people throughout our history. It should not become a spooky entertainment venue.”

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A Rural Healthcare Gem in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Upper Peninsula Health Plan was recently recognized again as one of the best Medicaid Health Plans in the country, and represents a true rural healthcare gem in the UP.

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