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March 21, 2010 Statements For the Record

Madam Speaker, beyond the walls of this Capitol there are millions of Americans who can't afford health insurance, and they live in fear of getting sick. Millions more are discriminated against by insurance companies because they have pre-existing medical conditions. In my own life, as a child and as an adult, I have lived without health insurance. A dear, dear niece of mine has a pre-existing condition that makes her uninsurable. Passing health insurance reform is not a polit

March 20, 2010 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

U.S. House - White House Agreement to Address Medicare Geographic Payment Inequities and Reward Value in Care

March 18, 2010 e-Newsletter
By the Numbers: Benefits of Health Reform for Fourth District Families
Non-Partisan Congressional Budget Office Finds Proposal Will Cut Federal Deficit by $130 Billion
March 17, 2010 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

March 17, 2010 Press Release

Contact: Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149

March 15, 2010 Statements For the Record

No one should be forced to lose their health insurance when they need it the most or be faced with bankruptcy trying to pay for health care. Unfortunately, we have a system today where insurance companies, not patients, are making those decisions.

Insurance companies have been using lifetime and annual limits since the 1970s to limit the total dollars in benefits that they will pay out over a year or the lifetime of a patient.

March 15, 2010 Statements For the Record

Rising health care costs and inadequate coverage burden many Americans. The current system lets insurance companies penalize a woman, just for being a woman.

It is unfair and it is wrong, plain and simple, that a woman can be charged a higher premium than a man or be denied coverage for a "pre-existing condition" such as pregnancy, having a c-section, or being a domestic violence victim.

An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year, and 85% of domestic violence victims are women.

Let me give you one example.

March 12, 2010 Press Release
"There have been enough delays in the health care reform process. The American people deserve a simple up or down vote from Congress. I will be a vote for health care reform, and I urge my House colleagues to join me in fixing our nation's health care system."
March 12, 2010 e-Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Our nation's health care system is broken, and it needs to be fixed. Tens of millions of American are uninsured, underinsured, or afraid of losing their coverage. Insurance companies continue to squeeze families by increasing health premiums and reducing coverage. Unless you are an insurance company or a Republican Member of Congress this is the time for action. It is time to pass health care reform.