mark jansen http://michiganradio.org en Senator pushes for licensing of in-home health agencies http://michiganradio.org/post/senator-pushes-licensing-home-health-agencies <p>A state lawmaker has called for licensing of in-home health care workers to help combat fraud. He says recent fraudulent billings from some agencies cost the Medicare program $28 million.</p><p>State Senator Mark Jansen (R-Grand Rapids) says some fraudulent in-home agencies came to Michigan because other states require the groups to be licensed, and Michigan does not.</p><p>&quot;Some of those folks have been chased out of their states because they&#39;ve been caught or they know people are paying attention, and they&#39;re coming to states that don&#39;t have licensure.&quot;</p><p>Jansen says fraudulent in-home care agencies prey on the most vulnerable people in Michigan. Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:38:18 +0000 Laura Weber 4082 at http://michiganradio.org Recall language against State Senator John Proos not clear enough...for now http://michiganradio.org/post/recall-language-against-state-senator-john-proos-not-clear-enoughfor-now <p>Lyn Earwood, who submitted the petition, says she will tweak the language to make it more clear and resubmit for approval soon.</p><p>The language was nearly identical to a recall petition Kent County officials approved this morning against State Senator Mark Jansen.</p><p>Both petitions stated opposition to the republican senator&#39;s support of the new tax structure that cuts taxes for most Michigan businesses and taxes income from public pensions.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:49:59 +0000 Lindsey Smith 2961 at http://michiganradio.org Recall language against State Senator John Proos not clear enough...for now Recall effort against State Sen. Mark Jansen moves forward http://michiganradio.org/post/recall-effort-against-state-sen-mark-jansen-moves-forward <p>Add State Senator Mark Jansen to the growing list of republican lawmakers in Michigan facing a recall effort.</p><p>Kent County election officials approved the recall language this morning. Now volunteers can begin collecting signatures. They&rsquo;d need 26,611 voter signatures to get the recall on the ballot.</p><p>Jansen says he&rsquo;s taking the challenge seriously and is prepared to run a reelection campaign if he has to.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:58:05 +0000 Lindsey Smith 2958 at http://michiganradio.org Recall effort against State Sen. Mark Jansen moves forward Forcing government workers to pay more for health care http://michiganradio.org/post/forcing-government-workers-pay-more-health-care <p>The <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(5pit4s3wny1fyzjpyeovrw2w))/mileg.aspx?page=committeemeeting&amp;objectname=2011-SCS-4f57cd8e-aa85-47c3-be61-eb716f4d6389">State Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing committee</a> tomorrow&nbsp;will discuss <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(5pit4s3wny1fyzjpyeovrw2w))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&amp;objectname=2011-SB-0007">a bill</a> forcing government workers to pay between 20% to 25% of their health care costs. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:03:12 +0000 Steve Carmody 1748 at http://michiganradio.org Forcing government workers to pay more for health care