|Eshoo Statement on Vote Against Health Law Repeal|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 17:00|
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement today after voting against the Patients' Rights Repeal Act, a Republican-led effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, stripping millions of Americans of their access to affordable health care:
"A vote to repeal the health care law is a vote to deny millions of Americans access to affordable health care coverage. In California's 14th Congressional District, 36,000 children are no longer denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition; nearly 5,000 young adults up to the age of 26 have been able to stay insured under their parents' plan; thousands of seniors have received prescription drug discounts worth millions in savings; and over 100,000 adults now have health insurance that covers preventive services without paying any co-pays, co-insurance, or deductibles. These numbers cannot be ignored.
"Our country deserves something better than outrageous healthcare costs, bankruptcies caused by a single illness, and a system that allows health insurance companies to run amok with impunity. I'm proud to have voted against repealing the health law today and will continue my efforts to uphold the most successful health insurance reforms in the history of our country."
|Thomas Bill Search|