On July 1, some 6,000 individuals with brain injuries in Michigan may be faced with finding another way to receive care and support because of a major change to the state’s no fault auto insurance law. This reform will slash home care provider rates to 55% less than what providers received back in 2019. HCAOA urges its members in Michigan to let their voices be heard now on this legislation! This is part of the reform that had bi-partisan support, and was signed into law in 2019 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The Michigan State Legislature is considering legislation that will address this concern. The time is NOW to write to your representatives about HB4486/SB314!
“HCAOA’s foundation is based on the principle that all Americans should have access to in-home care that enables them to remain in their own home living as independently as possible,” said HCAOA Executive Director Vicki Hoak. “This cut will impact the lives of thousands of people who rely on home care attendants who enable them to live in their own homes. We must urge Michigan lawmakers to support HB 4486 and SB 314, bills that would still reduce provider rates back to the 2019 rates - which would be a compromise instead of cutting them in half."
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6/9/2021 09:56:19 am
I never understood why Governor Whitmer signed with the insurance companies--a death sentence and job killer for many people. We will not be able to care for our client at the 2019 rates when in order to get care givers we are paying $15.00 or more per hour. This is a sad day.
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