Michigan Health Care Laws
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) changed the way insurance is accessed in all states, putting in place rules and limitations for both health insurance providers and their customers. Health insurance was more of a state concern prior to the ACA, but states, including Michigan, still have the authority to pass laws and regulations affecting health care. For instance, Michigan law prohibits euthanasia, but does allow the designation of a patient advocate who -- in accordance with a living will -- may request that the patient be removed from artificial life support. Other state health care laws address matters such as access to reproductive health services and power of attorney.