Senator Stabenow Discusses Health Care Reform at Ingham County Health Department

In recognition of National Health Center Week, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) visited Ingham County Health Department to tour several departments of Cedar Community Health Center in Lansing, Michigan, and to discuss health care reform.

Pointing out that health care must be defined as comprehensive in terms of the type of care that is delivered and who it is delivered to, Sen. Stabenow outlined her position on health care reform for reducing costs; protecting Americans’ choice of doctors, hospitals and insurance plans; and assuring stability and security in health care for all Americans.

Under the current American health care system 14,000 people lose their health insurance every day — the status quo just doesn’t work and things have to change.

Today’s event marked day two of National Health Center Week. This annual weeklong celebration shines the spotlight on the nationwide network of 1,200-plus Community Health Centers across the country that provide comprehensive, accessible, quality care to 20 million Americans (including over half a million Michigan residents) regardless of ability to pay or insurance status. Their doors are open to every community member, and patients pay for care on an income-based sliding fee scale.

For more information about Senator Stabenow’s position on what health insurance reform means for you, go to www.STABENOW.senate.gov/HEALTHCARE.

For more information about National Health Center Week and other events taking place across Michigan and the country this week, go to www.healthcenterweek.org.

To find a Community Health Center near you, go to http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

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