Vaupel supports bipartisan record funding plan for Michigan students

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest-ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the bipartisan plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120 to…

House adopts Vaupel’s resolution urging Congress to allow Medicaid for inmates

State Rep. Hank Vaupel’s resolution urging Congress to allow jail and prison inmates to qualify for Medicaid coverage has been approved by the Michigan House. Vaupel, of Fowlerville, said a federal policy prohibits the payment of federal Medicaid matching dollars for medical services provided to prison inmates, even if they were previously covered by Medicaid….

Rep. Vaupel will not support Whitmer’s plan for 45-cent gas tax hike

House roads plan focuses on efficient spending, not increased taxes State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, today called Gov. Whitmer’s comments toward the Legislature unnecessary and deceiving. “The governor claims the House’s plan to fix the roads is unrealistic, but her plan forces drivers to pay the highest gas taxes in the nation – there’s…

Rep. Vaupel: Continuity of care critical for inmates with mental health problems

Resolution calls on Congress to end Medicaid inmate exclusion policy State Rep. Hank Vaupel testified today before the House Judiciary Committee in support of his resolution urging Congress to allow jail and prison inmates to qualify for Medicaid coverage. Vaupel, of Fowlerville, said a federal policy prohibits the payment of federal Medicaid matching dollars for…

Rep. Vaupel’s plan protecting the health of Michigan children has been signed into law

Measure gives parents more opportunities to choose health care coverage State Rep. Hank Vaupel’s plan that gives parents more opportunities to choose affordable health care coverage for their children has been signed into law. “Giving parents the accessibility to provide affordable health care coverage ensures their children’s health care needs are met,” said Vaupel, of…

Vaupel helps deliver guaranteed auto insurance savings to Michigan drivers

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, today joined colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver significant rate relief for drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: May 20, 2019

Last week, the House of Representatives passed long-overdue reforms to fix Michigan’s broken car insurance system. This is a major issue I hear about from residents, and understandably so. Currently, we pay the highest premiums in the nation, harming our families and holding our state back. After much testimony and deliberation, the Legislature had the…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: May 13, 2019

I am happy to report two of my bills unanimously passed the House on Tuesday. House Bills 4304 and 4305 allow public health coverage by a parent to meet court ordered child support obligations. In paternity, custody, divorce, or support cases, a Michigan court may issue a child support order, and under current Michigan law,…

House approves Rep. Vaupel’s plan protecting Michigan children

Measure gives parents more opportunities to choose health care coverage The Michigan House this week unanimously approved a plan introduced by state Rep. Hank Vaupel to help children have access to affordable health care coverage. Vaupel’s plan allows parents involved in certain court proceedings to meet legal requirements by having their children enrolled in affordable…

Vaupel brings awareness to Tardive Dyskinesia

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, chair of the House Health Policy Committee, has introduced a measure declaring the first full week in May as Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week in the state of Michigan. Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a neurological disorder that causes repetitive, uncontrolled jerking movements in the face, neck and tongue. Certain antipsychotic medications can…