Rep. Vaupel spearheads bipartisan plan to help reduce prescription costs in Michigan

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, chair of the House Health Policy Committee, today introduced a plan to improve prescription drug price transparency in Michigan. The bipartisan plan requires drug manufacturers to submit information about how their products are priced to the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Vaupel said this will provide a necessary level…

Vaupel appointed to nursing home task force

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, chair of the House Health Policy Committee, has been appointed by Gov. Whitmer to serve on the state’s Michigan Nursing Homes COVID-19 Preparedness Task Force. The nursing home task force has until Aug. 31 to provide the governor with recommendations for how COVID-19 patients should be cared for at nursing home…

Rep. Vaupel plan improving access to telehealth signed into law

Bipartisan plan makes health care more accessible for Michigan Medicaid patients A plan spearheaded by state Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, to improve access to health care for Michigan Medicaid patients via telehealth has been signed into law. Currently, Michigan Medicaid doesn’t cover telemedicine visits, and state law requires telemedicine visits between patients and health…

Rep. Vaupel supports Howell police efforts related to state employee threat; demands answers from DHHS

            State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, today released the following statement supporting Howell police efforts seeking charges against a state employee who made a social media threat about burning the city down and asking the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to publicly detail disciplinary action: “Like many in Livingston County, I am…

Reps. Vaupel, Bollin urge residents to share their COVID-19 pandemic stories

State Reps. Hank Vaupel and Ann Bollin today announced a new website to allow the people of Michigan to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. MICovidStory.com is an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state. Michigan has now lost over 5,000 people to COVID-19, and executive orders and directives from Gov….