A Texas federal judge struck down the Affordable Care Act requirement that health insurers cover and pay for certain preventative care services without additional cost to the patient. In response, Governor Gretchen Whitmer directed the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) to take immediate action. Her letter directs the department to do the following:
- Promptly issue guidance to help inform Michiganders of which preventive care services are affected by the court’s decision.
- Immediately begin working with Michigan’s health insurers to determine what steps can be taken to ensure that Michigan families continue to have affordable coverage for these lifesaving healthcare services.
- Develop recommendations as to other ways the State of Michigan can take action to ensure every Michigander continues to receive preventive healthcare now and in the future.
To read the full letter from Governor Whitmer to the director of DIFS, please click here.