Blue Cross Michigan

"Some Michiganders who buy health insurance on the individual market will face double-digit rate hikes next year under rate changes approved by state regulators." (Detroit Free Press)

The new five year contract takes effect on Monday

State Senate to consider health care exchange legislation and House changes to Blue Cross reform bills.

House Insurance Committee bills don't include language on abortion that led to Governor Snyder's veto last year.


State lawmakers are trying again to reform Michigan’s largest health insurer. The Gongwer News Service reports that the Senate unanimously approved a reform plan for Blue Cross Blue Shield today. It would turn it into a non-profit mutual company.

Debate in the House is not expected to go as smoothly.

Governor Snyder vetoed a similar reform plan last month. It included restrictions on abortion that are not part of the new Senate bill.