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El-Sayed offers Michigan plan to protect pre-existing conditions
Abdul El-Sayed, Democratic Candidate for Governor, Issues Statement on House Vote to Repeal ACA. Dr. El-Sayed says his plan for a Michigan public insurance program will protect Michiganders with pre-existing conditions
[Detroit, MI] – Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Democratic candidate for Michigan governor, announced that his plan for a Michigan public healthcare program will protect those with pre-existing conditions.
“The House GOP has spoken. They are saying that they value moneyed interests over the millions of Michiganders who deserve access to healthcare. That includes the millions of Michiganders across the state with pre-existing conditions who will experience rate hikes and could lose their ability to see a doctor.
Let’s remember what a ‘pre-existing condition’ is: it’s an illness, like cancer, heart failure, or diabetes. In the GOP plan, ‘pre-existing conditions’ even include having had a C-Section or being a survivor of sexual assault. This bill hurts people who are already sick and rely on healthcare most. I will not stand for it.
When Congress and President Trump fail to protect people, our state government must stand up. As Governor, under no circumstance will I grant insurance companies a waiver to deny healthcare to Michiganders with pre-existing conditions. And I will do everything in my power to pass a public insurance program for the state of Michigan that will protect Michiganders’ healthcare.”
Abdul released his first platform letter and policy rollout last week, in which he outlined his support for the creation of a public insurance program for Michigan to ensure access to healthcare for every Michigander. Abdul is the only gubernatorial candidate to commit to a public insurance program for Michigan.
Abdul, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar and a public health doctor, is the former Health Commissioner for the City of Detroit, where he rebuilt the Detroit Health Department following Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy.
Platform Letter: https://abdulformichigan.com/letter.html
Official Campaign Website: AbdulforMichigan.com
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Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).
Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.
Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.
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