Health care is a right. Everyone should have access to treatment, affordable medication, and mental health care. I will work to protect and enhance Healthy Michigan, which allowed more than 500,000 Michiganders to access health coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.
I am the only candidate in this race with direct health care expertise. As a physical therapist at our local hospital, I have always advocated for my patients. I have seen firsthand the unnecessary suffering and pain caused when patients are forced to forego or stop care due to a lack of adequate insurance or to an arbitrary limit to their Medicare coverage enacted by Congress. I have also seen the damage the opioid epidemic has caused in Michigan. We must hold opioid manufacturers accountable and provide treatment for those who are suffering from addiction. We can and should do better when it comes to taking care of each other.