When we think of healthcare we tend to think in black v. white comparisons: does someone have health care or do they not, is their cost high or low, is their doctor accessible or are they not, but it is never that simple. Healthcare in Michigan is a lot different depending upon where you live and sometimes it can be the difference between life and death.
In Detroit, healthcare is still a disastrous situation for many of its residents. The Michigan Chronicle wrote that “the city has three public health centers servicing the city of Detroit. The latest they stay open is until 6:30 pm on Wednesdays.”
This is unacceptable and shows that the government cannot wave a magic wand and fix all healthcare issues in our state. We need our legislatures to come together to figure out how to fix this crisis in Detroit, but arguably there is a bigger issue at the risk.
In the same article by Michigan Chronicle, they state that Wayne County is the worst county in the state for healthcare.
We need to make sure that healthcare is affordable, accessible, and successful for all Michiganders. You shouldn’t be penalized for the county that you live in, but this is, unfortunately, the current state of Michigan healthcare.
If you believe that the quality of healthcare should be as good in Detroit as it is Grand Rapids, join us today and tell us the ways that you believe are the best to fix our failing health care system.