Michigan health insurance lawmakers split on reform

Michigan health insurance lawmakers are split on health care reform for America and their state. Republican Bart Stupak explained that he cannot support the current reform bills being proposed. In previous bill’s, Stupak was against the abortion rights. Now he sees other problems in the reform proposals.

There is an excise tax on high priced Michigan health insurance plans. Effective dates of the legislation will take place as late as 2018. In addition, many other democrats have realized problems in the bill and will not be voting for it. Other legislators have said that the bill lacks malpractice reform, which is one of the biggest driving costs in the health care industry today.

When one lawmaker was asked if he could support the bill he said “compared with the November bill, I think this version sucks even more.”

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