Governor Details Plan for Affordable, Universal Health Care
LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today discussed details of the Michigan First Health Care Plan, first announced in her 2006 State of the State Address. Following a conversation with medical professionals at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, the Governor said that her plan will expand affordable health care to all Michigan citizens. The plan will attack the factors that are driving health care costs up, make affordable insurance products available to individuals, and help make insurance more affordable for small businesses to provide to their employees.
• subsidizing care for those who can least afford it;
• creating incentives for businesses to offer coverage to their employees;
• reducing the overall cost of health care delivery by expanding technology and promoting healthy lifestyles.
- the MiRx prescription drug card;
- a first in the nation bulk purchasing program for prescription drugs;
- creation of a Michigan Health Information Network to make health care records portable and reduce redundancy and cost; and
- encouraging healthy behaviors and personal responsibility to lower overall health care costs by cutting down on preventable conditions.
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