MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder met with small-business owners in Houghton this morning, continuing his statewide discussion with residents and job providers about the benefits of the Healthy Michigan legislation.
The plan, as passed in the State House, would provide health insurance coverage to nearly half-a-million low-income Michigan residents.
The meeting this morning at GS Engineering followed a series of discussions that Snyder has conducted across the state, including a stop yesterday in Marquette at Marquette General Hospital, to make the case for the legislation and to encourage the State Senate to pass the legislation.
According to Snyder, the Healthy Michigan plan could prevent employers in Michigan from having to pay as much as $81 million annually in new federal tax penalties.
Several conservative Republican state Senators have said they will not vote in support of the measure.
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