State House Won't Take Up Health Exchange

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A rift in Michigan's majority GOP caucus will further delay a website for purchasing health insurance that's required under the federal health care law.
House Speaker Jase Bolger's spokesman, Ari Adler, tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Republican caucus remains divided and won't be ready to act on the health insurance exchange when lawmakers return Wednesday after a five-week break.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder wanted the House to use the one-day session to approve the exchange.
The GOP-controlled Senate already has approved letting the Snyder administration use federal dollars to take preliminary steps to set up the exchange, but the House has balked. The website would individuals and small businesses to comparison shop for private health insurance.
A request for comment was left Tuesday with a Snyder spokeswoman.


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