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…

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….

Rep. Vaupel statement on Livingston County’s first coronavirus case

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, today issued the following statement after the first coronavirus case was discovered in Livingston County: “Our area’s first reported case of coronavirus is clearly a concern for our community, but I believe the people of Livingston County are resilient. We will get through this if we continue to band…

Rep. Vaupel cancels in-district office hours for March

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville has canceled his in-district office hours for March amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus. “Community health and safety is a top priority of mine,” Rep. Vaupel said. “In order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, my staff in Lansing will be in the office intermittently. Therefore, the best…

Rep. Vaupel receives special recognitions from Michigan Pharmacists Association

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville recently received the Michigan Pharmacists Association’s Legislator of the Year award for 2019. Vaupel was also presented the Executive Board Medal, which is annually given to an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary personal commitment to the organization. “It’s been an honor working with the MPA as chairman of…

House approves Vaupel plan removing veteran license plate fees

The Michigan House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Hank Vaupel’s plan eliminating the service fee for a Vietnam War specialty license plate. Vaupel’s measure is part of a bipartisan, multi-bill package removing the $5 service fee for various veteran and military license plates. “Imposing a service fee for special military license plates is…

Rep. Vaupel named Legislator of the Year by Michigan Optometric Association

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville recently received Michigan Optometric Association’s Legislator of the Year award for 2019. “It’s been a privilege working with the MOA as chairman of the House Health Policy Committee,” Rep Vaupel said. “They do great work on behalf of hundreds of optometrists across Michigan. I have always appreciated that the…