All Michigan families deserve access to quality, affordable health care coverage that doesn’t break the bank. Gary is fighting for practical common-sense solutions to fix our health care system in Michigan.
Gary believes The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes important steps to make sure that health care is more affordable and accessible and insurance companies can no longer deny you coverage or hike rates if you have a pre-existing condition or get sick. The ACA makes health care less expensive for women and allows young people to remain on their parents’ coverage until they are 26 years old, and eliminates the Medicare prescription donut hole for seniors. Gary has fought against the more than 40 partisan attempts to repeal the law because we cannot afford to lose these critical protections.
Gary is frustrated by some of the problems Michiganders have experienced with the healthcare rollout, including issues related to the website. That’s why Gary supports bipartisan solutions to improve the law like delaying penalties for individuals and small businesses and exempting volunteer firefighters. He also voted for The “If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It” Act to ensure that Michiganders can keep their plans while learning about other coverage options to make the right choice for their family. He also supports strengthening cyber security on the exchange website. Gary is committed to fixing the new law so that it works for all Michigan middle class families and small businesses.
Medicare has helped make health care affordable for thousands of Michigan seniors, and Gary is committed to ensuring it can be relied upon for generations to come. He has consistently opposed the Republican Ryan Budget Plan to privatize Medicare and end the guaranteed benefit for our seniors, and will continue to fight against any efforts to cut such a vital program.
America needs more than just a sick-care system. We need to move towards a results-driven, sustainable, health care system that puts the well-being of our families first. Gary will work in the U.S. Senate to make sure health care reform continues to move forward in a practical, common-sense way.