State lawmakers scramble to approve website to encourage health insurance competition

Capital News Service
LANSING- Buying health insurance in Michigan next year could be a lot like buying vacation packages on travel websites. To comply with federal law, Sen. Jim Marleau, R-Lake Orion, introduced a bill to create MiHealth Marketplace. It’s a website that compares health insurance packages and prices for people or businesses. A consumer could weigh options and compare the prices of multiple health care providers. The hope is to create competition and lower the cost of health insurance, Marleau said.