Rep. Bizon, a physician and the Chair of the subcommittee overseeing the state’s $20 billion Medicaid program, says Representatives need to move forward discussing state’s 2018 Fiscal Year budget with an eye toward making Michigan healthier.
Rep. Bizon says as Michigan nears statistical full employment, the state needs to focus on a growing percentage of the population goes unseen in unemployment numbers because they are no longer actively looking for work.
Rep. Bizon says he was pleased to hear the optimistic tone of the Governor’s State of the State address on Tuesday.
Rep. Bizon looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the State address and says he expects there to be a continued focus on jobs.
Rep. Bizon looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the State Address and talks about reforming health care and health coverage in the 2017-2018 term of the Michigan House.
Rep. Bizon talks Wednesday about the term ahead as the 99th Michigan Legislature convenes at the state Capitol.
Rep. Bizon talks about how much of his work as a state lawmaker takes place in his district.
Rep. Bizon talks about the start of the 2016-2017 school year and says Michigan public schools will benefit from funding increases and a continued focus on early childhood and career technical education. Rep. Bizon adds he’s also working with the Michigan Department of Treasury to find solutions for Calhoun County schools.
Rep. Bizon, talks about his HB 4812, now pending in the full Michigan Senate, which allows pharmacists in Michigan to dispense biosimilar medications in lieu of biologic agents, something Rep. Bizon says will reduce costs while fostering better communication between pharmacists, physicians and patients.
Rep. Bizon talks about how the final version of the state’s 2017 budget that now goes to the Governor includes his amendment providing $3 million to the previously un-funded First Responder Cancer Presumption Fund, which is primarily geared toward providing cancer coverage for firefighters. The Fund was created in 2014 but until now, funding was…
Rep. Bizon, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, talks about how the state’s proposed education budget will affect higher education, career technical training and early childhood development. Rep. Bizon says the proposed budget will devote more money to education than at any time in state history.
Rep. John Bizon, M.D. talks about House passage Tuesday of an 18-bill package, including two of his own bills, that standardizes the definition of “veteran” in state law. Currently, the term is defined in multiple ways and is at variance with Federal code. Rep. Bizon says passage of the legislation means less red tape for Michigan veterans….