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US Senator Gary Peters Talks About Health Care During Visit To EMU

Jun 16, 2018

US Senator Gary Peters
Credit United States Senate

US Senator Gary Peters was on Eastern Michigan University’s campus on Saturday to speak with his constituents and answer questions about public policy.


The Michigan senator spoke for more than hour and discussed a variety of issues, including health care.

Senator Peters says he’s heard from hundreds of people who are worried they could lose their health care if the Affordable Care Act goes away.

“My focus is making sure we can keep the advances that we have made as we work forward, but we can’t slide back and go back to the old days where women paid more for insurance and thousands of people were denied insurance because they had a pre-existing condition,” says Peters.

This was the first of four community meetings the senator plans to hold over the next two months.  The next one will take place in Grand Rapids on June 30th.

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— Taylor Pinson is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him studio@wemu.org