LANSING, Mich., Oct. 19, 2023 — This morning, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed state Rep. Reggie Miller’s (D-Van Buren Township) first bill. House Bill 4622 prohibits insurance providers from placing caps on annual or lifetime insurance benefits. With recent challenges to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at the federal level, this proactive set of laws protects healthcare for all Michiganders. Miller issued the following statement after the signing:
“Prior to the implementation of the federal ACA, insurance providers had every right to implement annual and lifetime caps on health care coverage. These providers had the freedom to decide that coverage for things like cancer or Crohn’s disease were too expensive, and people could be hit with an annual cap on their coverage. This is yet another wrong we have corrected, and I’m proud to see this package signed into law.”
Miller’s bill is one of eight bills that codify parts of the ACA in Michigan law.