Members of faith-based groups in Michigan could soon be allowed to share the costs of their medical bills as an alternative to buying health insurance. The state House is expected to vote this week on the measure.
There was another day of hearings Thursday on Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed overhaul of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan. For-profit companies say any insurance reforms should make it easier for them to compete with Blue Cross.
Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan would become a policyholder-owned company under changes outlined by Gov. Rick Snyder. The governor explains his proposal as Department of Community Health Director James Haveman looks on.
Governor Rick Snyder has called for some big changes for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Michigan. He says Blue Cross should become a not-for-profit company that pays taxes and competes with other insurance companies.
Teachers unions are already in court trying to block legislation to be signed into law tomorrow (Tue.) by Governor Rick Snyder. It w ill change how public school employees save for retirement and pay for health coverage after they’re done working.
The lawsuit was filed Friday. Teachers unions say the new plan breaks contracts, and they want a judge in Lansing to hold up the new law while their legal challenge plays out.
The Michigan Supreme Court is expected to rule early this week on which questions will appear on the November ballot. The court has to rule this week if the state is going to meet state and federal elections deadlines.
The Ingham County Circuit Court has empanelled a one-judge grand jury to look into allegations of illegal activities surrounding the party switch of state Representative Roy Schmidt to the Republicans.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says the pace of the city’s recovery is being slowed by delays in Lansing. The mayor says the Legislature is taking too long to create an independent authority to help Detroit and other cities keep their street lights on.
The referendum to challenge Michigan’s emergency manager law is officially on the November ballot, and the law is suspended until after the election. Now, there’s a new fight brewing over whether the old emergency financial manager law now takes over.
Attorney General Bill Schuette says if Michigan’s emergency manager law is rejected by voters in November then the old law takes over – and that still allows the governor to name a financial manager to run a city or school district.
The Michigan Court of Appeals will hear a new challenge to a question that could go on the November ballot. A coalition of businesses and existing casinos say a proposal to allow eight new non-tribal casinos in Michigan has a critical technical flaw.