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Michigan House representative introduces bipartisan plan to improve healthcare

Lansing Capitol
Posted at 3:44 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 15:44:36-05

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan House Rep. Luke Meerman has brought forth a plan with bipartisan support to improve healthcare in the state by making it more affordable and accessible, according to the Michigan House of Representatives.

We’re told the package would lower prescription costs, improve care access, and encourage care providers to offer “a higher standard of care.”

The state house adds that the bill would also give residents the option to renew contact prescriptions online or on mobile if changes to prescriptions remain unaltered.

“Michigan patients should be allowed to conveniently renew their prescriptions without making a trip to the eye doctor,” says Meerman. “The majority of states already allow this and Michigan should join in the effort to benefit patients through the use of telemedicine.”

Other solutions proposed in the plan include a cap on out-of-pocket insulin prices, more control over middlemen who manipulate prices of drugs, and a move to hold drug corporations accountable by ordering manufacturers to provide details on how prices on drugs are determined, according to the Michigan House.

Click here to view the full list of reforms proposed in the plan.

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