Governor Whitmer Announces Affordable Healthcare Legislation

Matt Lillywhite

Michigan Governor Whitmer recently signed legislation to improve access to affordable healthcare...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently signed legislation to provide access to affordable health care for more than one million people in Michigan. 

“We know that access to quality, affordable health care improves health outcomes overall. This legislation will ensure Michiganders can continue to access affordable health insurance under the Healthy Michigan Plan and make it easier for them to get the care and treatment they need,” said Governor Whitmer. “Over the last few years, my administration has been focused on lowering health care costs and improving the well-being of every Michigander. We’ve signed bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of prescription drugs, protect Michiganders from surprise medical billing, and extended the Healthy Michigan Plan to more than one million Michiganders. Let’s keep working together to build a healthier Michigan where families can thrive.”

"These changes, now law, to the Healthy Michigan Plan improve healthcare and reduce red tape. Eliminating the automatic trigger removes the possibility of a catastrophic loss of coverage for hundreds of thousands of Michiganders,” said state Representative Will Snyder. “The changes may seem small, but they have a huge impact on those who rely on the Healthy Michigan Plan for insurance coverage."

“With almost 2,500 Michiganders waiting for a lifesaving organ and another 16,000 currently undergoing dialysis, the Check Your Heart Act could help save the lives of thousands of Michigan patients,” said state Representative Felicia Brabec. “By offering more opportunities to join the organ donor registry, this legislation will help to ensure that anyone who wants to become an organ donor has the ability to do so, by checking a box on their state tax forms. I believe that if we have the opportunity to save more lives, we should do exactly that. This legislation accomplishes that goal."

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