Peters Says He’d Vote For Same Obamacare Bill Today

Aug 22, 2014

Democratic candidate for U-S Senate Gary Peters says he would not have changed his vote in favor of Obamacare knowing what he knows now.

Rep. Gary Peters speaks with Michigan Public Radio’s Rick Pluta on the statewide call-in program Michigan Calling. Peters’ opponent in his bid for U.S. Senate, Republican Terri Lynn Land, is scheduled to appear on the program on October 3rd.
Credit mprn Jake Neher

But as The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher reports, the Michigan Congressman says the law must be “fixed.”

Peters says the federal health care law has not worked for some small businesses and has created bureaucratic problems. But he says it’s also allowed hundreds of thousands of Michiganders to sign up for affordable health insurance. That’s why Peters says he’d vote for the same bill again today and look to make changes later.

“What you have to do is you have to go back, you have to make fixes,” he says.  “And where things are not working the way that you thought they were going to work, you make it work.”

Peters was speaking on the Michigan Public Radio Program Michigan Calling. His opponent – Republican Terri Lynn Land – is scheduled to be on the program on October 3rd. She has campaigned on repealing Obamacare.