US Senator Debbie Stabenow visits UP Health System - Marquette to discuss changing nature of healthcare

May 31, 2016

United States Senator for Michigan, Debbie Stabenow (D), visited UP Health System - Marquette today to meet with leadership from UP Health System - Marquette, Bell, and Portage. UP Health System Regional President Jim Bogan directed a discussion focused on the changing nature of the healthcare industry and to bring light to the unique challenges faced by rural hospitals across the Upper Peninsula. 

Senator Stabenow shared insight on legislation impacting the healthcare industry and spoke to her commitment to promoting access to mental health services. In 2014 Senator Stabenow passed legislation that included language based on her Excellence in Mental Health Act, providing funding for expansion of mental health services. Senator Stabenow has also been a vocal supporter of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of affordable and accessible healthcare for women.

Stabenow was elected to the US Congress in 1996 as a representative of Michigan's Eighth Congressional District and in 2000 became the first woman from the State of Michigan elected to the United States Senate. She became Michigan's senior senator in 2015 after the retirement of Carl Levin.