Statement: House fails health consumers

Statement on the House Health Policy Committee’s vote today against a state-based health exchange

 “State House leaders have failed Michigan health consumers.

More than a year ago, Gov. Snyder and the Senate showed positive leadership in moving ahead to create a Michigan-based health exchange. We agree with the governor that the next best option is a state-federal partnership. Michigan health consumers deserve an exchange that will lead to quality, affordable health care coverage.

A consumer-friendly Michigan exchange could still be pursued in the coming year.’’

Statement may be attributed to Karen Holcomb-Merrill, policy director of the Michigan League for Public Policy