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Wed September 14, 2011
Legislative leaders react to Snyder's health care speech
Governor Rick Snyder’s health care agenda is receiving a cool reception from Republicans in the Legislature.
One of Snyder’s proposals is to require doctors to report to the state the body mass indexes of children they treat. The move would track a growing problem of childhood obesity.
House Speaker Jase Bolger says he is not interested in tracking that kind of personal information.
"I have very strong concerns about that. Again, we need to encourage personal responsibility, I among many, and maybe first among many, who need to lose weight. So I’m willing to try to lead by example," said Bolger. "But the government recording that information causes me great concern and discomfort."
Bolger also says he has no plans to take up the governor's proposal to require insurance companies to offer health care coverage for treatment of children with autism.