Gov. Snyder Answers Questions During Town Hall

By: Fay Li Email
By: Fay Li Email

On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder connected with audiences around the state in a virtual town hall. He was joined by a live audience in downtown Lansing.

One of the many questions asked was regarding the Affordable Care Act and how it'll affect Michiganders. The governor admits exactly how Michigan will participate is still to be determined.

"Even with the Supreme Court decision, there are a lot of questions and issues out there," said Gov. Snyder.

While Snyder thinks Obamacare fails to address the nation's health issues, he promised to move the state forward to comply with the law. Part of it is to start setting up a website for purchasing health insurance. However, House Republicans stated they are not ready to move forward with that yet during Wednesday's session.

"Well it's one of those things. I respect their view. It's something we need to have a continuing dialogue on. They still have things they want to follow up on, we just need to continue to work together," said Gov. Snyder.

On Tuesday, Gov. Snyder did start moving his education plan forward. He appointed a group to start working on rewriting the Michigan School Aid Act. He says the state has already made progress in education.

"The reforms we did last year were great, the things about really helping teachers feel empowered in the classroom are very exciting. Some of the new tools with technology...so I think there's a bright future for education in Michigan."


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