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Taking on some of the most heartless opponents of health care

I'm in Michigan this week, so I thought I'd introduce you to three Midwestern Heath Care Heroes, all proven defenders of health care and principled fighters for working families. They're taking on some of the most heartless opponents of health care, who've spent their time in Congress searching for ways to hollow out Americans' coverage.

We need these Health Care Heroes. Chip in now to build the movement!

In southern Illinois, Brendan Kelly (IL-12) is taking on Rep. Mike Bost, who plays at sympathy while making his constituents’ lives harder. He frequently says that he agrees with the aims of the ACA, yet he’s consistently voted to dismantle it, stripping nearly 40,000 people in his district of their coverage. Brendan, a Navy veteran and State’s Attorney, has shown he’s willing to stand up to the powerful, whether it’s big banks pushing fraudulent mortgages, big pharma flooding our streets with opioids, or Congressional Republicans attacking health care.

Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) is stepping up to defend her district from Rep. Mike Bishop. As a CIA agent, Elissa is a veteran of three tours in Iraq, and served as a senior official in the Bush and Obama administrations. She’s a smart, tough, compassionate candidate who’s not afraid to fight for the right to health care. Mike Bishop has voted repeatedly to repeal the ACA, yet insists that he wants to protect people with preexisting conditions. Now, faced with a challenger who’s calling him out, Bishop has stopped talking about health care altogether.

And in Iowa, Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) is standing up to a representative whose record stands out for its sheer callousness. Rod Blum has voted against the ACA multiple times, which would take health care away from 29,000 of his constituents. While in office, he started a business to help companies hide their violations of health and safety standards. He even voted against relief for Puerto Rico. Abby’s the first in her family to graduate college, running to protect the working communities she grew up in from profiteers like Blum and his supporters.

In Michigan, I'm campaigning with Elissa and building our grassroots movement to protect Americans' health care.

We're winning this, and if we can keep turning up the heat, we'll take back the House in November. Please contribute now to keep up the fight for our Health Care Heroes!


Posted on September 20, 2018.

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Joe Kennedy III represents Massachusetts' 4th District in Congress. A principled and passionate advocate for economic, social, and racial justice, Joe is working to improve access to quality, affordable health care, and is determined to fight for all who call this country home.

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