Senator Stabenow Receives Award at Wayne County Medical Society Foundation Gala

Saturday, May 16, 2015

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow delivered remarks and received an award for her health care leadership at the Wayne County Medical Society Foundation Gala on Saturday, May 16. The Wayne County Medical Society, which is the largest medical society in the State of Michigan, established the foundation in 1987 to improve the health and well-being of community members.

Senator Stabenow has worked to expand access to affordable and quality health care, including leading the effort to open and fund community health centers across Michigan. For years, she has fought to provide a stable source of funding for doctors and seniors under Medicare, which led to the Senate's passage in April of legislation that fixed the current payment formula and prevented cuts. Additionally, Senator Stabenow succeeded in averting a 70-percent cut to Federally Qualified Health Centers by working to pass legislation that maintains support for two years.