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Sharing the health care burden

Insurance agents support business leaders’ efforts to up their benefits SPONSORED BY MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH PLANS By Leslie D. Green After a health insurance carrier pre-approved one woman for a lap-band procedure to help with weight loss, but before she could undergo the surgery, her employer transitioned to a new carrier. The new carrier didn’t cover the procedure. Seeking

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‘Music Helps Me Engage’

Composer and trumpeter Kurton Harrison III plays the "Rising Stars Series with Sean Dobbins" in the Kerrytown concert House.Photo by Jeff Dunn

By Leslie D. Green Songs are not minor in trumpeter’s life The Ford Motor Company Fund recognizes that creativity and artistic expression enrich lives and inspire innovation and that communities which support and provide access to the arts are stronger for it. In this collection of stories, we share how and why music affects us at all ages and stages

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Keeping neighborhoods safer, healthier

Genevive Meeks was 19 when AmeriCorps members began boarding up abandoned homes in her Detroit neighborhood. “There were open holes where there was a lot of drug trafficking,” she says. Afterward, she says the neighborhood felt different. “I know the kids felt safer going to school. It wasn’t just every person for themselves anymore.” While working on her street, a

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