Category Archives: Michigan State Government

Reverse the MI Vaccine Waiver: HCF Testimony

5-27-17 This Thursday, the MI House Education Reform Committee held a hearing on HB 4425/26. Abigail Nobel for Healthcare Freedom in Michigan attended and submitted written testimony supporting the bills and opposing the MDHHS Vaccine Waiver Rule. “Mr. Chairman, Committee Members, and … Continue reading

Posted in Testimony | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

MI Vaccine Waiver Hearing: The Rule Impedes Exercise of Parental Rights

  Legislature Challenges Vaccine Waiver May 27, 2017 Abigail Nobel Thursday morning, MI House Education Reform Committee heard testimony on HB 4425 and HB 4426, tie-barred bills that reverse a 2015 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Vaccine Waiver … Continue reading

Posted in Health Freedom Activism, Testimony | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Press Release: Michigan Increasing Tax on Nurses

Press Release: Michigan Increasing Tax on Nurses By Abigail Nobel  9-19-16 Lansing, MI — Increasing the price nurses must pay to work in Michigan is set to impact healthcare consumers and professionals as the Michigan House Health Policy Committee hears testimony on HB 5400, “Expand Scope … Continue reading

Posted in Health Freedom Activism, Policy recommendation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interchangeables: Cheaper Biologics on Track for Michigan

Biologics took a big step toward affordability when HB 4812 had a second hearing before the MI Senate Health Policy Committee a few weeks ago. At issue was the prescribing process for interchangeables, the newer, cheaper versions of the expensive biologic … Continue reading

Posted in Testimony | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lansing Battles over Biologics

House Health Policy This Week Ever notice how two people can read the same words and come away with opposite meanings? I watched that spring to life in the House Health Policy Committee on Tuesday, October 27, in a dispute over medications. Horrendously expensive Biologic … Continue reading

Posted in Michigan State Government, Policy Matters, Testimony | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Does Michigan Need an Exchange, after All?

One week ago, the Supreme Court heard King v. Burwell, the challenge to subsidies applied through the federal exchange. If sustained, this will directly affect approximately 237,000 subsidized Michigan residents. (My calculation using the 2014 HHS subsidy rate of 87%, … Continue reading

Posted in Michigan State Government, Policy Matters | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Obamacare Exchange in Michigan

Background: The Obamacare Exchange Bill passed the MI Senate November 10, 2011 by an expedited procedure. Suspending the rules of the chamber, which required at least three days for final text review before a floor vote, the Senate sent SB 693 through committee vote, floor vote, … Continue reading

Posted in Testimony | 7 Comments