LANSING, Mich., March 4, 2020 – During his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to protect healthcare for individuals with pre-existing conditions, an issue which enjoys widespread Republican support. However, these pledges have not stopped embattled Senator Gary Peters from lying about the President’s stance on the issue, and trying to scare voters into sending him back to the U.S. Senate.
Dishonesty regarding healthcare is nothing new for Peters. In 2009, then-Congressman Peters was an enthusiastic supporter of Obamacare and its pledge that, “if you like your healthcare, you can keep it,” a statement which proved false as millions of Americans lost their preferred plans. Obamacare also promised to lower healthcare costs. Instead, healthcare premiums rapidly increased crushing many Americans with crippling healthcare debt.
“Gary Peters helped pass the biggest healthcare lie in American history.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “Now in a desperate attempt to scare Michigan voters into reelecting him, Senator Peters is spreading even more misinformation regarding healthcare. It’s clear Gary Peters is desperate, and come November when given the choice about Peters’ record, they won’t keep him.”