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    Tag: SB-981

    Autism Mandate Out of Committee

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 09:20:45 AM EST
    Tags: Snyder, Calley, Medical Insurance Mandate, Autism, SB-414, SB-415, SB-981, Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee, Autism Coverage (all tags)

    SB 414, 415, and 981 fast-tracked out of Health Policy Committee yesterday.

    If folks do not approve of this new health insurance mandate that will hike their insurance premiums, I would strongly suggest they contact their Senators NOW.

    Remember, the majority of House Republicans rejected the autism coverage mandate in 2009, here and here.  Andy Dillon and House Democrats actually passed those bills.  Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop let this unnecessary legislation die in the December 2010 lame duck session without vote.

    Perhaps those actions are just reflective of when Republican Legislators were attuned to the TEA movement that gave them the control of every lever of power in Lansing they now enjoy?  Nothing else can reasonably explain what today's Majority is doing with associating the Republican name to this.

    Committee vote below

    (1 comment, 405 words in story) Full Story

    Necessary distractions.

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Sun Mar 04, 2012 at 09:45:00 AM EST
    Tags: Nancy Pelosi...nope, Sandra Fluke...not even close, try the usual suspects: LG Calley & Sen. Richardville, SB-414, SB-415, SB-981, Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee, Autism Coverage, No wait...let's add a few more things in there while we're at it.ell. (all tags)

    This week, politicians were debating the "necessity" of expanding what should be covered by health insurance.

    But this isn't the group of people you might think it is.

    And neither is it what they are debating about.

    {Details after the fold}.

    (6 comments, 849 words in story) Full Story

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