Access to affordable, quality health care is of the utmost importance for all of our families. We must strengthen consumer protections and keep health care costs low, so that more families can purchase coverage and that 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, including birth control. Being a woman is not a pre-existing condition.