The Amputee Coalition will be continuing efforts to introduce and pass Insurance Fairness for Amputees in 2019. Representative Beau LaFave (R-108) has agreed to once again champion Insurance Fairness. He will be using the similar language that was introduced during the 2018 Legislative Session. We are actively seeking advocates to support efforts to pass the legislation.
Prior to the 2019 possible introduction, the Michigan State Legislature previously introduced Insurance Fairness for Amputees. The 2018 effort to pass HB6085 was unsuccessful with it dying in its respective committee. HB6085 was referred to the House Insurance Committee.
State Government Information
The Republican Party controls both chambers of the State Legislature and the Democratic Party controls the Office of the Governor.
Michigan’s State Legislature works on a two year cycle. Sessions runs from January until December each year.
The Office of Governor has an election every four years that coincides with Congressional Mid-Term Elections. The next election will be held in 2022. An individual elected to the Office of the Governor can serve two consecutive terms. The Governor is responsible for signing legislation into law and granting formal proclamations, such as Limb Loss Awareness Month.
The Michigan Department of Insurance is a state department falling under the executive branch of Michigan’s government. The Governor appoints the Commissioner of Insurance to observe the oversight of the insurance industry. The Department provides information about insurance coverage and the ability to file a complaint against an insurance provider.
The Amputee Coalition needs support from the limb loss/difference community. If you are interested in aiding our efforts: