Slotkin, Junge confront off on overall health treatment, pandemic response, impeachment

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin criticized her Republican challenger Paul Junge right after he utilised the congresswoman’s mom as an case in point of the hurdle overall health treatment rates produce in conditions of accessibility to health care in the U.S. 

Slotkin, D-Holly, has normally cited her mother’s situation as 1 of the reasons she ran in 2018, noting that her mom did not have well being insurance coverage when she was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian most cancers.

But on Sunday, throughout the 8th Congressional District candidates’ 2nd of three debates on WDIV-Tv, Slotkin argued Junge experienced misrepresented her mother’s predicament.

“With all thanks respect, if you happen to be heading to talk about my mother’s case, then you should not speak about it without understanding everything about it,” Slotkin said. 

Republican Congressional candidate Paul Junge and incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Eilssa Slotkin answer questions from WDIV-TV anchor Devin Scillian during the second of three debates during the race for the 8th Congressional district seat.

Junge had argued that portion of the solution to assist individuals sustain well being treatment insurance policy was to retain premiums low and stated that was a single of the concerns holding Slotkin’s mom from having protection. 

The federal government could retain those people rates small, he explained, by “doing points like not placing undue burdens and laws that need specific type of coverage a person may possibly not want. It’s permitting insurance policies companies to supply coverage across point out lines.”