Health Care Petition Drive Fails
Some 360,000 signatures were required by Tuesday, but Healthcare Ballot for
"The fight for affordable, quality health care is far from over even though the ballot campaign has ended," said John Freeman, a former Detroit-area lawmaker who headed the group."
He announced the formation of a new coalition, formed of organizations which had backed the ballot issue that would concentrate on health care access and affordability.
"We sensed that was going to be the outcome," said Robert Hughes, chairman of the health policy committee of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, which opposed the ballot issue. He said tackling the problems of