Michigan lawmakers get info on state health plan


Michigan proposals to change laws guiding health insurance for people not covered by employer or government plans will be influenced by the national health care overhaul.

Democratic state Rep. Marc Corriveau of Northville detailed parts of the latest state-level proposal Tuesday at a House Health Policy Committee hearing. The legislation is led by Corriveau and Republican state Sen. Tom George of Kalamazoo County's Texas Township.

The Michigan plan would aim to expand coverage to some who are now uninsured. A catastrophic health care fund to protect the sickest individuals would be created.

Children up to age 26 could be covered under a parents' individual market health care plan. Individuals could not be rejected for coverage because of a pre-existing condition.