opinion: Visit from Rep. Driskell assured Ypsilanti resident their voice mattered
It meant a lot that state Rep. Gretchen Driskell and the other Washtenaw County representatives came to our district on Feb. 25 to listen to my concerns about accepting federal funds to expand the Michigan Medicaid program. It isn't often that our legislators have the time to reach out to us to hear what’s important; it’s usually the other way around.
This event allowed me the opportunity to speak on behalf of the 400,000-plus uninsured residents in Michigan.This especially is important to cancer patients who, without health insurance, are twice as likely to die in the first five years than those with private insurance.
Rep. Driskell assured me that my voice matters and I am glad I spoke up last night.