Plan helps residents access needed care while saving taxpayer dollars
State Rep. Graham Filler this week led the Michigan House in a vote to help more residents access affordable health care.
Filler, R-Clinton County, said his plan will cut down on burdensome requirements that prevent lower-income individuals from seeking care.
“These mandates are the biggest barrier preventing people from obtaining health insurance and accessing the care they need,” Filler said. “We’re improving access to health care for lower-income families and folks in rural communities, getting more people insured, and saving taxpayers money – this is a common-sense solution we can all get behind.”
House Bills 4495-96 eliminate a mandate that lower-income Healthy Michigan Plan enrollees pay a percentage of their annual income toward cost-sharing and co-pays – a requirement that is costing the state more money to administer than it is bringing in. The bills also make several other common-sense improvements and modernizations that will strengthen the Healthy Michigan program and encourage enrollees to take steps to improve their health.
Both measures received overwhelming bipartisan support in the House. They now advance to the Senate for further consideration.
State Rep. Graham Filler said crime victims will have more support services and a stronger voice in the criminal justice process, thanks to legislation he helped sponsor that was signed into law today. “Crime victims, who have been terrorized and victimized, deserve resources, support, and protection during the criminal justice process,” Filler said. “These are […]
State Rep. Graham Filler today helped lead the House in approving a bipartisan plan to improve protections for vulnerable adults in Michigan. Filler, R-Clinton County, is leading the effort to improve the state’s guardianship and conservatorship system to make sure Michigan seniors and other vulnerable adults are not taken advantage of by the people who […]
State Rep. Graham Filler voted against a partisan plan to radically alter Michigan’s energy policy, voicing strong concerns that the new mandates will burden Michigan families with electricity that is more expensive and less reliable. Filler, R-Clinton County, said the plan, advanced by House Democrats, calls for utilities to have 100% clean energy by 2040, […]
State Rep. Graham Filler said House Democrats have backtracked on plans to rush House Bill 5131 through the House Government Operations Committee today. The bill, which Filler raised serious concerns about on Tuesday, creates a new Court of Appeals district and packs the courts with six new judgeships. Filler released the following statement: “House Democrats […]