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Supporters of a new plan to bring single-payer health care to Michigan rallied at the state Capitol Monday.  

The legislative proposal promises to cut health care costs by twelve to twenty percent. The plan calls for paying Michigan’s health care bill with a mix of progressive income and business taxes, along with federal funds.

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Universal healthcare might be on its way to Michigan’s ballots now that State Representative Yousef Rabhi officially announced his proposal Monday morning to secure single-payer coverage in the state.

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Michigan’s voting age could be lowered to 16 if lawmakers pass a bill that was introduced this week.

This bill, sponsored by Senator David Knezek and Representative Yousef Rabhi, follows an outpouring of teen advocacy after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida in February. The legislators hope to give teenagers a voice in the political process-- after all, they say, the political process impacts 16 year olds.