Michigan Senate Republicans Allow SEIU To Bully Home Caregivers.
The SEIU has been skimming medicaid money, meant for the home care of disabled people, by forcing the caregivers (usually the parents) to be union members. This scam operates in a number of states including Illinois, California and Michigan. In 2011, the Michigan house voted to end this scheme.
This year the bill is stalled in the Michigan senate, apparently because the Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Roger Khan works for cheap. It does not matter that the Saginaw Senator has an R after his name. He received $5000 dollars from the SEIU on the day that the bill came to the Senate. Now it’s blocked. Money from medicaid will continue to flow to the SEIU, at a rate of about six million dollars per year, from this scam alone.