Election day is quickly approaching, and in the weeks leading up to November 6th, both parties are working to show voters that their needs are a priority.
Local Democrats held a press conference on Thursday to discuss one of these needs, a pressing one in the state of Indiana.
The Hoosier state ranks poorly in several health care categories, making the subject of health insurance a hot button topic this election season.
Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody, along with State Senate 38th District Candidate Chris Gambill and Terre Haute resident Yvonne Creekbaum, spoke today about how the firsthand effects of limiting or even eliminating health insurance options for Hoosiers with pre-existing conditions.
The speakers addressed the political moves of Mike Braun as well as Joe Donnelly, pointing out what they believe is best for Hoosiers.
“What are we hearing from the doors? They want the Affordable Care Act protected, Senator Donnelly has shown that he’ll protect it, and that’s what we need to make sure of is that we have more folks like Senator Donnelly in Washington DC so that the families of this community can continue to have health insurance,” Gambill said.
IDP says Representative Braun supported 2017 bills in the House and the Senate that would have raised health care costs for the average Hoosier by $1000 every year.