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Huizenga, Stabenow respond to American Health Care Act

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Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) issued a statement yesterday after voting in support of the American Health Care Act (AHCA): “While today is a significant first step, it’s important to remember that this is the beginning. The AHCA repeals the taxes and punitive mandates of ObamaCare while lowering premiums and restoring the freedom for hardworking Michiganders to choose the healthcare plan that best fits their needs – not what Washington dictates they must have.” Said Huizenga "This legislation also includes important protections for Americans to ensure those with a pre-existing condition are not denied coverage. Lastly, in terms of Medicaid, the AHCA provides states with the flexibility and tools necessary to innovate so each state can meet the unique needs of their residents.”

Senator Stabenow responded to the passage of the American Healthcare act, “House Republicans passed a plan that would raise costs for Michigan families, eliminate protections if you or a family member has a preexisting condition like cancer or a heart condition, and take us back to the days when insurance companies were in charge of your health care.  I will strongly oppose this plan in the Senate.”

The healthcare bill has been criticized for a change that gives states the option to waive pre-existing coverage requirements. Pre-existing conditions are a label sometimes applied at birth.

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Vintage Rose seeks new Steamer

Vintage Rose in Hart is in need of a new steamer for the store, and are looking to raise $200.00 to purchase a new Rowenta Steam Station. According to their facebook page, they have been using their current Steam Stations for 6 or 7 years for sometimes up to 6 hours a day. Vintage Rose is a tax-deductible 501(c) 3 charitable resale shop whose proceeds benefit the Choices West Counseling Youth Services Programs. The programs provide counseling if needed and a yearly fly-fishing challenge. Vintage Rose has also provided clothing and household items to other agencies as needed, including C.O.V.E and Oceana’s Home Partnership.Those looking to donate should contact Barb at Vintage Rose.

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Huizenga responds to government funding bill

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Yesterday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) released a statement after voting in support of legislation to fund the government until September.  “Today’s funding bill, while far from optimal, is an improvement over the previous use of continuing resolutions.” Said Huizenga, “Despite its shortcomings, the bill provides resources to strengthen border security, improve military readiness, and fully funds efforts to protect the Great Lakes. Additionally, this legislation delivers the largest pay increase for our troops in six years and holds bureaucrats at the EPA and the IRS accountable.”

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