Rep. Whiteford: The governor continues to ignore the voice of the people

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed against the governor to restore representative democracy in Michigan: “As a registered nurse, I understand the gravity of the current health crisis. By filing a lawsuit against the governor’s recent actions, the Legislature is not claiming the COVID-19 pandemic is…

Rep. Vaupel plan improving access to telehealth advances to House floor

Bipartisan plan makes preventative and routine health care more accessible for Michigan patients in COVID-19 era A plan introduced by state Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, to improve access to health care for Michigan patients via telehealth was approved Wednesday by the House Ways & Means Committee. Under current law, telemedicine visits between patients and…

Wakeman: Drivers should start preparing now for July 1 roll out of new car insurance law

House car insurance website includes a how-to guide for drivers to receive savings State Rep. Rodney Wakeman today announced the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates – the legislative panel that led House efforts to approve landmark reforms fixing Michigan’s much-maligned no-fault car insurance system – restructured its website, www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com. The website will…

Whiteford plan improving access to telehealth advances to House floor

Bipartisan plan makes preventative and routine health care more accessible for Michigan patients in COVID-19 era A plan introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, to improve access to health care for Michigan patients via telehealth was approved Wednesday by the House Ways & Means Committee. Under current law, telemedicine visits between patients…

Rep. Miller: A Michiana Perspective

A lot of people crack jokes about how northern Indiana is in my district—places like LaGrange, Shipshewana, Topeka, Howe, Middlebury, Elkhart—but it really is a thing down here. Michiana, as our border region is affectionately well-known, is a bastion for manufacturing, a nest of Midwestern small-town values, and the heart of Amish Country for Michigan…

Broadband access is more important now than ever before

By State Rep. Michele Hoitenga The COVID-19 outbreak has exposed critical vulnerabilities to the interconnectedness of our state and communities. Lacking broadband access has continued to plague schools, businesses, telemedicine, and government operations – just to name a few – and this virus has further augmented this blind spot. The necessity of internet access has…

Kahle supports plan to improve access to telehealth

Bipartisan plan makes preventative and routine health care more accessible for Michigan patients in COVID-19 era State Rep. Bronna Kahle today voted in support of a bipartisan plan to improve access to health care for Michigan patients via telehealth. Under current law, telemedicine visits between patients and health care providers must be done in real…

Wozniak plan improving access to telehealth advances to House floor

Bipartisan plan makes preventative and routine health care more accessible for Michigan patients in COVID-19 era A plan introduced by state Rep. Doug Wozniak to improve access to health care for Michigan patients via telehealth was approved today by the House Ways & Means Committee. Under current law, telemedicine visits between patients and health care…