Peters Statement on President-elect Biden’s Announced Health Care Team

WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) today released the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement of key nominations and appointments for his health team:

“We’re in the middle of an unprecedented public health and economic crisis. This pandemic has taken the lives of thousands of Michiganders and Americans and continues to rage through daily life – posing a threat to everyone. We need experienced, dedicated leadership ready to hit the ground running on day one to address this pandemic and expand access to quality, affordable health care. Whether it’s ensuring wide and free distribution of safe, effective vaccines, taking proactive steps to mitigate the impacts of this virus, addressing health disparities or lowering the costs of prescription drugs, there is no shortage of challenges facing our health care system.

“The team announced by President-elect Biden today is tested and demonstrates a wide array of expertise to address this pandemic. These key personnel have demonstrated the battle-tested experience necessary to help get us through these difficult times. I look forward to hearing more about their plans in the coming weeks as we begin the confirmation process.”