GOP Lawmakers Slam Whitmer Over Nursing Home Policy

Michigan House Republicans are raising concern over what they say is Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s flawed policy of placing recovered COVID-19 nursing home patients back into the facilities from which they came. Among a group of six representatives speaking out Monday was state Representative Bronna Kahle of Livingston County, who spoke with Michigan News Network.

“I’m deeply discouraged that instead of reversing this policy, she’s still forcing infected patients to be put in the same facility as negative patients, putting some of our most vulnerable as risk,” Kahle said. “I’m standing up for these people who have no voice and calling for changes to the governor’s nursing home policy.”

The group also says the governor has not been transparent enough with the exact numbers of nursing home infections and deaths across Michigan related to the virus. About one-in-four fatalities statewide from COVID-19 are believed to be nursing home residents.