DETROIT (AP) — President Barack Obama's health secretary is urging more Michigan residents to sign up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made the plea Wednesday during a visit to Detroit.
A report this week shows that about 75,000 state residents signed up for health care on the federal exchange through Dec. 28. Nationally, about 2.2 million registered through December.
Standing with Sebelius, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said Wednesday that there are heart-breaking stories every day in the city's hospital systems of "people who end up losing a foot or a leg" from untreated diabetes.
Michigan Republican U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land is criticizing Sebelius, saying she should take responsibility for what Land calls the failure of Obama's health plan.