Recently passed federal legislation allowing for a government takeover of health insurance will have negative implications for Michigan.

"It could not happen at a worse time for Michigan," Michael Jahr, senior director of communications, told WEYI TV-25. "Our taxes are already too high. We're having a hard time getting people employed in this state and now we add a whole new federal bureaucracy that's going to require higher taxes ..."

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Jahr said there is a chance millions of people could lose their employer-provided benefits.

Patrick Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, said he supports, "The idea of getting the government out of mandating that people buy health insurance," according to WJRT TV-12 in Flint. Wright was commenting on potential legislation that would exempt Michigan from the new health care bill.