I believe that healthcare is a human right. As such, Access to affordable, quality health care for all Michiganders is of the utmost importance to me. We must strengthen consumer protections and keep health care costs low, so that more families can purchase coverage and small businesses can offer coverage to their employees. We must protect and strengthen Medicare and ensure Michigan gets its fair share of resources so that families can access health services such as annual wellness visits, mammograms and screenings that help prevent and treat serious conditions. President Obama’s Affordable Care Act set us on the path to achieve these goals and we must continue working to make them a reality.

We must also fight any attempt to undermine women’s health. It is unacceptable for any group to discriminate against our mothers, daughters, sisters, and neighbors by limiting their ability to receive important preventative services such as birth control. Being a woman is not a pre-existing condition.