El-Sayed offers Michigan plan to protect pre-existing conditions

El-Sayed offers Michigan plan to protect pre-existing conditions
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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 El-Sayed with members of the Michigan Women's March in 2017. Photo courtesy of El-Sayed's Facebook Page.

Abdul El-Sayed with members of the Michigan Women’s March in 2017. Photo courtesy of El-Sayed’s Facebook Page.

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

Facebook: facebook.com/AbdulforMichigan

Twitter: twitter.com/AbdulElSayed

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