Rep. Bizon talks about House passage Thursday of legislation subjecting the House and executive office to open records legislation.
Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D., who chairs the House budget panel on Medicaid, says reforms to the Affordable Care Act at the federal level might not have an impact on Medicaid in Michigan for several years, but adds that individuals with coverage through non-government entities could see changes sooner and that both health care and health…
Rep. Bizon, a physician who helps oversee the state’s DHHS budget and Medicaid spending, says with $20 billion spent annually on health-related programs in Michigan, he is concerned that there is limited evidence suggesting Michigan residents are getting healthier.
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.