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…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: May 6, 2019

It was an honor to present state tributes alongside state Rep. Ann Bollin to the Livingston County Veterans Council Veteran of the Year Ralph Sharp from American Legion Devereaux Post 141 in Howell and Auxiliary Member of the Year Geneva Fredenberg from VFW Post 4357 in Brighton.  Both are hard-working patriots who have served their…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: April 29, 2019

On Tuesday, I testified before the House Judiciary Committee in support of my legislation to better protect medical personnel from abuse. Sadly, Michigan hospitals have reported a significant increase in the number of violent encounters with patients and visitors, and my plan would stiffen penalties for those who assault health care workers, which is something…

Rep. Vaupel: Health care workers must be protected from violence

State Rep. Hank Vaupel testified today before the House Judiciary Committee in support of his plan to better protect medical personnel from abuse. Vaupel, of Fowlerville, said Michigan hospitals have reported a significant increase in the number of violent encounters with patients and their visitors, creating a need for stronger protections. His plan would stiffen…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: April 22, 2019

On Wednesday, the House approved my legislation to combat the ongoing shortage of behavioral health workers across Michigan. The issue was brought to my attention last year during the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force statewide tour, which was established to find solutions to critical mental health issues. This bill would allow certain retired mental health professionals…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: April 15, 2019

This weekend was the 56th annual Livingston County Home Show at the Howell High School Fieldhouse. As always, it was a tremendous event showcasing many of the wonderful things Livingston has to offer, and of course, there was plenty of delicious food during the Taste of Livingston exhibition on Saturday! I had the privilege of…

Rep. Vaupel’s plan protects Michigan children

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….