Universal Healthcare for Michigan Ballot Measure Fails to Acquire Enough Signatures, Other Ballot Proposals May Qualify

Mon, Jul 7 2008

A universal health care proposal will not be on Michigan’s November ballot because supporters fell short of collecting enough signatures from voters.

The Healthcare for Michigan Ballot Committee got about 133,000 signatures for a proposal to require the Legislature to pass laws ensuring every state citizen has affordable and comprehensive health coverage.

More than 380,000 valid signatures, or 10 percent of the total votes cast in the last gubernatorial election, are needed to put before voters measures changing the state constitution.