Ahead of Trump’s Visit, Michigan Democrats Hold Press Conference to Raise Alarm About Trump & Schuette’s Disastrous Healthcare Repeal

MDP Chair Brandon Dillon: “We’re here today to send a very clear message to Donald Trump and Bill Schuette on behalf of Michigan’s working families: Stop trying to take away our healthcare.”

Ahead of Donald Trump’s visit, Michigan Democrats held a press conference in Madison Heights today to raise the alarm about his plan and ongoing efforts to spike costs and take healthcare away from thousands of Michiganders.

The press conference featured Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon, Oakland County Commissioner Nancy Quarles, State Representative Adam Zemske, and State Representative Jeremy Moss, among other local workers.

During Trump’s last visit to Macomb county, he made repealing healthcare a central focus. And now that Bill Schuette is running for governor on a promise to help Trump rip away healthcare, Michigan Democrats are fighting back by shining a light on how the GOP’s disastrous plan directly hurts Michigan seniors, working families, and people with pre-existing health conditions.

Michigan Democratic Party Chair Brandon Dillon stated: “We’re here today to send a very clear message to Donald Trump and Bill Schuette on behalf of Michigan’s working families: Stop trying to take away our healthcare.”

Oakland County Commissioner Nancy Quarles discussed how Donald Trump and Bill Schuette’s plan to repeal healthcare would directly hurt her constituents and spike costs.

“As Oakland County Commissioner, I can tell you that the Affordable Care Act has been a major success story right here in Oakland County — and throughout all of Metro Detroit,” said Quarles. “When you go after our healthcare, you’re going after our values and our dignity.”

State Representative Adam Zemske told the story of a machinist in Michigan who gained healthcare under the expansion of Medicaid, which allowed him to get screened and receive treatment for a tumor before it became life threatening.

In addition to Trump’s healthcare repeal, State Representative Jeremy Moss discussed how the battle for affordable healthcare is also happening in the state legislature. Moss pointed out that Republican politicians in Michigan have been blocking an effort from Democrats to lower prescription drug costs.

“Every day Republicans in Lansing block this bill, it hurts seniors and working families who are paying higher and higher bills,” said Moss. “And if Bill Schuette is elected to the governor’s office, special interest donors will continue to get their way.”

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