For the last several months, Michigan has been preparing to partner with the federal government to create a health exchange. This month, Governor Snyder filed materials with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) to move forward with the partnership. As part of this process, Michigan reserved its option to create a state-based health exchange. However, it now appears that Michigan will not exercise this option and will continue to move forward with its partnership with HHS under the framework of a federally-facilitated exchange.
Michigan continues to foster an environment for businesses to grow and flourish. Michigan’s most recent effort to generate favorable business conditions has been the creation of the Michigan business court system. Michigan business courts were created to ensure accurate, consistent and predictable results for business and commercial disputes, despite the complexities routinely involved in these matters. The new courts seek to intertwine business expertise with technology to efficiently provide low-cost dispute resolution.