1. The MDCH web site, "The Michigan Department of Community Health mission," accessible on the Internet at http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132--14173--,00.html.

  2. Ibid.

  3. Michigan Center for Rural Health web site, "Our Mission," accessible on the Internet at http://www.com.msu.edu/micrh/index.htm.

  4. Michigan Department of Community Health web site, "Healthy Michigan Fund Report 2000-2002," p. 23, accessible on the Internet at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sec213nov_23228_7.pdf.

  5. For more information on this phenomenon, see William E. Pike, "Recruiting Rural Physicians: Small-Town Socialism," Ideas on Liberty, January 1999, p. 11-13, accessible on the Internet at http://www.fee.org/vnews.php?nid=4210 (free registration required).

  6. Correspondence with the House Fiscal Agency, Oct. 9, 2002.

  7. Act No. 519, p. 14.

  8. "Draft of Revised Chapter III for Prepaid Health Plans, Mental Health and Substance Abuse." The pages for this document are not numbered. This document describes services that are provided under the Medicaid program and which are mimicked by the Community Mental health non-Medicaid services program according to Irene Kazieczko, director, bureau of mental health substance abuse and long-term care for the Michigan’s Department of Community Health.

  9. All numbers come from Mark, Tami L; Coffey, Rosanna M King, Edward Harwood, Henrick et al, "Spending on mental health and substance abuse treatment," Health Affairs Vol. 19, No. 4, July/August 2000, p. 108-120.

  10. Ibid. p. 24.

  11. Healthy Michigan Fund Report, p. 5.

  12. Ibid.

  13. The American Dental Association, "1997 Survey of Current Issues in Dentistry: Charitable Dental Care," December 1998, p. 3, 7, 8.

  14. George C. Leef, "Lawyer Fees Too High? The Case for Repealing Unauthorized Practice of Law Statutes," Regulation magazine, accessible on the Internet at http://www.cato.org/pubs/regulation/reg20n1c.html.

  15. Senior Services, Inc., of Kalamazoo requests volunteer labor and donations on their web site, accessible on the Internet at http://www.seniorservices1.org/Page0013.htm. Voluntary contributions to this and similar organizations may increase if lower taxes result in more disposable income.