Martha Ptashnik, Republican State Representative Candidate of District 19, is aligned with organizations fighting to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This dangerous stance could leave Michiganders with pre-existing conditions at risk of losing coverage.
Ptashnik is supported by Americans for Prosperity, an organization that opposes government oversight, including fighting to repeal the ACA. Repealing the ACA would leave 1.2 million Michiganders without coverage and at unprecedented risk. This is especially irresponsible as the state works to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to her IVoterGuide questionnaire, Ptashnik’s stance on health care is confusing. She believes the government isn’t responsible for ensuring all of their citizens have healthcare, but at the same time believes health care is a federal issue. This confusing stance proves she’s unfit to make decisions about changing what health insurance options are available to Michigan residents.
Related to health care protections, Ptashnik is dangerously anti-abortion. She is backed by Michigan Right to Life, and believes that no woman should have the right to an abortion, even in instances of rape, incest, or the mother’s health being in extreme danger. She also believes that health care providers have the right to deny necessary care to patients if it goes against their religion.
Overall, Martha Ptashnik’s stance on health care is dangerous for women and those with pre-existing conditions. She is backed by organizations that put Michiganders at extreme risk.