Health Care On Agenda When Lawmakers Return

By: AP
By: AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and his fellow Republicans could find themselves knee-deep in health care issues Wednesday when lawmakers briefly return after a five-week break.

Snyder needs to get reluctant House Republicans on board with his efforts to create an online site where individuals and small businesses can comparison shop for private health insurance.

Snyder spokeswoman Sara Wurfel says the governor would like the House on Thursday to follow the lead of the GOP-controlled Senate and approve setting up the exchange. Lawmakers aren't scheduled to be in session again until mid-August.

State officials are scrambling to get a state-run exchange in place by 2014. They're running out of time to show they've done enough initial planning and may have to partner with the federal government on an exchange.

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  • by Greg Location: Holt on Jul 15, 2012 at 03:39 AM
    We in this State need to start paying our legislators wages and benefits that befit their status as part-time workers.
  • by James Slider Location: Lansing Mi. on Jul 14, 2012 at 09:31 AM
    Stupid Republicans! The Tea Party is not even that smart. Congress laid a trap and then stepped on it. If they knew what a Competetive Advantage is they would realize this where you start rebuilding the American Industrial Base. You can not compete on labor costs when your health system is the most expansive on the planet. This will lower companies health care costs. It will also take us out of 37 place with the W.H.O.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 at 09:01 AM in reply to James Slider
      Listen to this guy drinking the Kool-Aid! This will lower costs? Hahahaha, right. Typical liberal...
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