Rep. Doug Wozniak thanked his colleagues for supporting Senate Bill 28 which created the Post-Acute Provider Relief Fund and appropriated $25 million to it, in order to ensure Michigan retains qualified caregivers for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries from automobile accidents.
“I also want to thank all of those accident survivors, family members and friends who rallied at the state capitol and met one-on-one with lawmakers to raise awareness of their situation and demonstrate the need for this transition funding while we work on a more permanent solution as we continue to make needed reforms to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance laws,” said Rep. Doug Wozniak (R-Shelby Township).
Representative Wozniak and Senator Curtis Hertel introduced legislation earlier this year to provide modifications to the fee schedule that was created by no-fault auto insurance reforms. They did so in response to calls from companies that indicated they would have to close their doors if something couldn’t be done to make adjustments to the schedule ahead of the July 1st effective date.
“Much more work needs to be done to ensure we will continue to have caregivers available for those who need these vital services on a daily basis,” said Wozniak. “I concur with the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council’s June 30th request for a bipartisan taskforce comprised of providers, patients and their advocates, insurers, state agencies and state lawmakers to find a long-term solution to this critical issue, this summer.”
Senate Bill 28 now moves to the Governor’s desk for her signature.
“The Constitution is the foundation of our American republic, serving as a source of inspiration for the pursuit of freedom and justice around the world. We should be thankful for the blessings of our forefathers to give us a form of government that has served us well for more than two centuries.
After Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) acting Director Liza Estlund Olson testified before the House Oversight Committee, state Rep. Doug Wozniak, a member of the committee, said the testimony made clear the need for accountability at the agency.
On September 9, the Michigan House of Representatives commemorated the 20th anniversary of the deadly terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. We honored not only those killed by these attacks but also the service and dedication of all first responders from around our great state.
In a special way, the House honored the lives and memory of first responders who had passed away within the past year. It was my privilege to host Marsha Posavetz at the event to honor the life and memory of her husband, Fred Posavetz, who served as the Chief of Clinton Township Police for fourteen years before passing away due to COVID-19 on March 22, 2021.