kate segal http://michiganradio.org en State House panel set to move forward no-fault overhaul http://michiganradio.org/post/state-house-panel-set-move-forward-no-fault-overhaul-0 <p>A proposed overhaul of Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system has cleared its first legislative hurdle. A state House panel passed the bill on a party-line vote, with Democrats all voting "no."</p><p>Right now, people who are severely injured in an auto accident can get unlimited lifetime medical benefits.</p><p>The legislation would cap those benefits at a million dollars.</p><p>Many people who testified against the bill said people who are already injured would lose benefits they were promised.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 14:19:45 +0000 Jake Neher 12394 at http://michiganradio.org State House panel set to move forward no-fault overhaul Michigan House Democrats call for action on health care exchange http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-house-democrats-call-action-health-care-exchange <p>Since most of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, Michigan has been facing the ongoing of issue of implementing a Michigan health care exchange.</p><p>While Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has long called for the state to move ahead with the exchanges, many Republicans in the legislature are pushing back.</p><p>There is also a call from Republican members of the legislature and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, to wait until after the election in November to move forward.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:58:48 +0000 Jennifer White, Mercedes Mejia & Zoe Clark 8417 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan House Democrats call for action on health care exchange Income tax rollback clears first legislative hurdle http://michiganradio.org/post/income-tax-rollback-clears-first-legislative-hurdle <p>A state House committee today approved speeding up an income tax break for Michigan taxpayers. Wed, 30 May 2012 17:50:05 +0000 Steve Carmody 7677 at http://michiganradio.org Income tax rollback clears first legislative hurdle