health care

12:33 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Poll shows narrow opposition to ban on abortion insurance coverage

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Right to Life has submitted petition signatures for a voter-initiated law
Lansing A narrow majority of likely Michigan voters say they oppose efforts to require women to buy additional health insurance for abortion coverage, according to a statewide poll released Thursday.
6:43 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Upton's "Keep Your Health Plan" act to move ahead in House

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At least 146,ooo people in Michigan have received cancellation noticies
Washington While President Barack Obama announced Thursday his fix for Americans wrestling with canceled health insurance, the GOP-led House will still push forward with its own legislation Friday sponsored by a top Michigan lawmaker, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton
7:41 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Upton hopes for quick passage of "Keep Your Health Plan" act

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Upton would like vote before Thanksgiving
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
RICHLAND, MI - Congressman Fred Upton said he hopes to fast-track legislation he introduced Monday that would offer Americans a one-year grace period to keep their old insurance policies. Within two days of its introduction, the "Keep Your Health Plan Act" has attracted more than 90 cosponsors, he said at a Thursday morning meeting at the Rotary Club of Gull Lake Area.
7:09 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Upton says website "was supposed to be the easy part" of Affordable Care Act

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Upton led questioning during hearing before Energy and Commerce Committee
The west Michigan congressman who leads a committee investigating problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act blasted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, saying she and other Obama administration officials either 'did not know how bad the situation was or they did not disclose it.'
8:39 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

Upton says problems with "Obamacare" go beyond website glitches

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West Michigan Congressman delivered Republicans' weekly radio address
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
"The broken website has captured the nation's attention, but this is more than a website problem. We are also concerned about what happens next," Upton said. "W ill enrollment glitches become provider payment glitches? "Will patients show up at their doctor's office or hospital only to be told they aren't in the system?"