With the passage of historic national health care legislation, there is renewed hope for the 1.3 million Michiganders who are currently without health care coverage. Yet Rebekah recognizes that the signing of this legislation is really just the beginning, not the end, of our journey to ensure quality health care benefits for all Michigan citizens. As Minority Vice-Chair of the Senate Health Policy Committee, Rebekah will help support this new plan at the state level, while at the same time continue to advocate for those critical programs and preventative care services that assist our most vulnerable residents.

A Right, Not a Privilege

Rebekah believes that everyone in Michigan, regardless of their level of employment or their socioeconomic status, deserves access to good quality health care. In Lansing, she has continued to prioritize:

  • Achieving mental health parity.
  • Protecting Medicaid and Healthy Michigan funding.
  • Investing in public health and preventative care programs.
  • Securing a right to long-term care.
  • Eliminating gender disparities in health care coverage.
  • Giving parents the right to know what chemicals are being used in their children’s toys and products.
  • Prohibiting the sale of products with dangerous toxins such as deca-BDEs, lindane, and mercury.