MacGregor votes to end retiree health care benefits for legislators

June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Lawmaker proud to support another commonsense reform in Lansing   State Rep. Peter MacGregor recently voted in favor of House Bill 4087, ending retiree healthcare benefits for lawmakers. Currently, Michigan lawmakers who serve at least six years are eligible for health insurance funded by taxpayers beginning at age 55. The change would affect all legislators who took office as of Jan. 1, 2007, along with all future lawmakers. “Health care benefits end upon leaving most jobs, and serving in the legislature should be no different,” said MacGregor, R-Rockford. “Most workers have taken significant reductions in benefits, and I’m proud that we’re leading by example and ending a benefit our state cannot afford.” HB 4087 now goes to the senate for consideration.