LANSING — House Democratic Leader Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) called on Governor Snyder to veto SB 897, a bill that estimates suggest will take health care away from tens of thousands of Michigan families. The bill narrowly passed the House last week after House Republicans silenced the ability of elected Democrats, and the 4 million people they represent, to speak against the proposal. Following the vote, Leader Singh sent Governor Snyder a letter requesting he veto the legislation.
In addition to sending his formal request to the governor, Leader Singh issued the following statement:
"Every Michigander deserves access to quality, affordable health care — and for the last five years, Healthy Michigan has delivered that care to Michigan families. This legislation takes away the only option for affordable, quality health care that many families have for no other reason than to please wealthy political donors in an election year. As the architect of the successful Healthy Michigan program, it is incumbent on Governor Snyder to protect this program, and the families that rely on it, from the political whims of misguided elected officials in Lansing. I urge the Governor to immediately veto this legislation and give Michigan families the peace of mind to know that their health freedom and economic security are no longer at risk."
A copy of the letter can be found here.