LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind (D-3rd District) came in for plenty of criticism for his vote in support of the Affordable Health Care Act. On Wednesday though, he received a vote of support.
Volunteers from the “Organizing for Action of Wisconsin” group held an event at UW-La Crosse to thank Kind for supporting the Health Care Reform Law, commonly known as Obama care.
The group also supports expanding the federal Medicare program to offer coverage to all Americans, and expand Medicaid to help better cover low income families.
“I think it’s crucial to where our country is going, where our economy is going. Americans should have access to affordable, quality healthcare in their lives. It’s hard to grow a nation and keep us competitive economically if we have a population that is not healthy and not getting proper healthcare coverage,” Congressman Kind said.
Kind also noted because of the Affordable Health Care Act, 8.5 million Americans were able to sign up for healthcare.
“We have people with pre-existing conditions, including children, who can no longer be denied coverage. We have seniors saving money now who have Medicare through free prevention of wellness visits and the so-called doughnut hole being closed right now,” Kind said.
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