Congressional Candidate Diane Mitsch Bush (D) holds virtual healthcare event

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo — There are 38 days until the November 3rd election, and health care remains a top issue in Colorado’s Third Congressional District.

This afternoon, Democrat Congressional Candidate for Colorado’s Third Congressional District, Diane Mitsch Bush, virtually met with healthcare workers on the Western Slope and policy experts to discuss some of her views.

Mitsch Bush says more people in our district are becoming unemployed due to the pandemic, and as a result, more people are getting on Medicaid. So, she says insurance needs to be handled at the federal level. In addition, she says to repeal the Affordable Care Act would really hurt people in Western and Southern Colorado since the repeal would cause Coloradans to lose coverage for preexisting conditions.

Mitsch Bush says, “I’ve had many constituents tell me without that coverage, they or their spouse, or their kid, or their parent, would’ve died because they couldn’t have gotten insurance.”

During the virtual meeting, Mitsch Bush also noted prescription drug prices should be dealt with at the federal level; insofar, Medicare should negotiate lower prescription prices, similar to how the VA has successfully been doing for years.

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