Rape insurance repeal attempt underway by Michigan Legislature Democrats

Gretchen Whitmer Michigan rape insurance bill

A new legislative push led by Senator Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) is aimed at the controversial law. While lawmakers in Michigan may be on a considerable break for the summer, the Democrats in the state are currently working on a considerable effort in the form of a campaign within the legislature with the purpose of repealing the rape insurance legislation that was introduced by citizens in the state requiring them to purchase a separate coverage to pay for abortions. The law was originally enacted back in December, but bills are…

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Michigan losses fight for medical loss ratio exemption. Consumer could get as much as $89 million in rebates next year

Michigan lawmakers have failed to obtain an exemption from the federal government regarding the new medical loss ratio provision of the Affordable Care Act. The provision requires the state’s health insurers to pay no less than 80% of the money they collect from premiums on improving medical care. If insurers cannot meet this standard, they must return the money to policyholders. Legislators in Michigan have been fighting for an exemption, but federal legislators denied the effort early this week. According to state regulators, consumers may be eligible for $89 million…

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