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Check the facts, Benishek works for seniors

September 14, 2012
The Alpena News

]A recent article titled A 'check' for Dr. Dan bashed our Congressman, Dr. Dan Benishek for "raising insurance cost for seniors." This could not be further from the truth. Dr. Benishek is on the record as being a supporter of the Ryan-Widen plan, which is a bipartisan plan that preserves Medicare and allows today's and tomorrow's seniors the ability to stay on traditional Medicare. Dr. Benishek practiced medicine in Northern Michigan for nearly 30 years, he has treated seniors on Medicare and knows how important it is to their way of life. This is in stark contrast to his opponent Gary McDowell who supports the President's healthcare plan which guts more than $700 billion from Medicare. That is reduced coverage, reduced payments and reduced care. Dr. Benishek knows that care is the most important thing and he is working hard to make sure that our health care systems provides care at a reasonable cost. Groups that are bashing our Congressman on health care continue to push lies, I worry that some people will believe that their lies are truth. For instance the claim made in the article that Dr. Benishek is raising the cost of health care for seniors has been proven false by a number of sources including the Wall Street Journal and Dr. Benishek is working to help our seniors and for that I will be rewarding him with my vote this November. My hope is that others will join me.



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