Senate Candidate Land Denounces Health Care Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land says the federal health insurance law is hurting Michigan families by driving up costs.

The ex-Michigan secretary of state offered guidelines for her alternative plan in a rare telephone news conference Monday. She says she opposes forcing people to have insurance but supports protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

Land hasn't said whether she supports Medicaid expansion, which will make hundreds of thousands of low-income adults eligible for health insurance starting April 1.

The ex-Kent County clerk says she isn't in a position to say whether she'd have allowed same-sex marriage licenses to be issued this weekend.

Land is expected to face Democrat Gary Peters in November to fill the seat now held by retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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