Rep. Vaupel plan improving access to telehealth advances to House floor

Bipartisan plan makes preventative and routine health care more accessible for Michigan patients in COVID-19 era A plan introduced by state Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, to improve access to health care for Michigan patients via telehealth was approved Wednesday by the House Ways & Means Committee. Under current law, telemedicine visits between patients and…

Wakeman: Drivers should start preparing now for July 1 roll out of new car insurance law

House car insurance website includes a how-to guide for drivers to receive savings State Rep. Rodney Wakeman today announced the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates – the legislative panel that led House efforts to approve landmark reforms fixing Michigan’s much-maligned no-fault car insurance system – restructured its website, www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com. The website will…

Whiteford plan improving access to telehealth advances to House floor

Bipartisan plan makes preventative and routine health care more accessible for Michigan patients in COVID-19 era A plan introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, to improve access to health care for Michigan patients via telehealth was approved Wednesday by the House Ways & Means Committee. Under current law, telemedicine visits between patients…

Rep. Miller: A Michiana Perspective

A lot of people crack jokes about how northern Indiana is in my district—places like LaGrange, Shipshewana, Topeka, Howe, Middlebury, Elkhart—but it really is a thing down here. Michiana, as our border region is affectionately well-known, is a bastion for manufacturing, a nest of Midwestern small-town values, and the heart of Amish Country for Michigan…

Broadband access is more important now than ever before

By State Rep. Michele Hoitenga The COVID-19 outbreak has exposed critical vulnerabilities to the interconnectedness of our state and communities. Lacking broadband access has continued to plague schools, businesses, telemedicine, and government operations – just to name a few – and this virus has further augmented this blind spot. The necessity of internet access has…

Kahle supports plan to improve access to telehealth

Bipartisan plan makes preventative and routine health care more accessible for Michigan patients in COVID-19 era State Rep. Bronna Kahle today voted in support of a bipartisan plan to improve access to health care for Michigan patients via telehealth. Under current law, telemedicine visits between patients and health care providers must be done in real…

Wozniak plan improving access to telehealth advances to House floor

Bipartisan plan makes preventative and routine health care more accessible for Michigan patients in COVID-19 era A plan introduced by state Rep. Doug Wozniak to improve access to health care for Michigan patients via telehealth was approved today by the House Ways & Means Committee. Under current law, telemedicine visits between patients and health care…

Rep. Yaroch to host tele-town hall update

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch invites residents to join him for a tele-town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming changes to the state’s car insurance system, and any other issues of concern. “Though the coronavirus pandemic has interfered with my normal listening tour,…

Rep. Lilly: The people of Michigan deserve to have their voices heard

State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit filed against the governor to restore representative democracy in Michigan: “My heart breaks for the families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. I’m also concerned for the more than 1 million Michigan residents who have lost their jobs and the…

Chair Wentworth announces updated car insurance website

Platform includes a how-to guide for drivers to receive savings July 1 State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today announced the committee’s website, www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com, has been updated to better prepare drivers for the upcoming changes to the state’s no-fault system. The website will serve as a…

Hornberger calls on governor to increase transparency, provide necessary data to people of Michigan

Legislature rejects emergency extension without reasonable, scientific justification State Rep. Pamela Hornberger has introduced a House resolution rejecting the governor’s state of emergency extension as she has not made available necessary scientific public health data to the Legislature and the people of Michigan justifying her extension. Under current law, Michigan’s governor may declare a state…

Rep. Howell disagrees with Governor’s regional plan, does not support extension

There’s more to Michigan than Detroit, different tactics needed State Representative Gary Howell (R-Deerfield Twp.) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives on Thursday in voting to restore representative democracy and end the Governor’s unilateral control over the state’s coronavirus response. The recent actions in the Legislature are intended to return Michigan to a…