State Rep. Hank Vaupel this week testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of a plan to help with health care access for children in Michigan.
Vaupel’s plan allows parents involved in certain court proceedings to meet legal requirements by having their children enrolled in affordable public health care coverage programs.
Current Michigan law requires parents involved in child custody or divorce cases to provide their children with health care coverage through employment or private coverage. Vaupel’s plan would allow enrollment in public health care plans to satisfy court requirements.
“This plan meets federal requirements and helps parents get affordable and accessible health care programs for their children,” said Vaupel, of Fowlerville. “Bringing the parents in compliance with these guidelines will ensure Michigan children are getting the coverage they need to live a healthy life.”
House Bills 4304-05 remain under consideration by the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee.