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The Unaffordability Of The Affordable Care Act November 18, 2015
Garret Graves, R-LA
"The negative impacts of the so-called affordable care act have been felt by people of all walks of life. In many cases, the law has disproportionately hurt the very people it claimed it would help—hardworking, middle-class families."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 1737, Reforming Cfpb Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act; Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 511, Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act Of 2015; And For Other Purposes November 17, 2015
Louise Slaughter, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, this rule we are doing today strikes a provision of the reconciliation bill that the House passed last month in the latest futile Republican attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act. This provision is unprecedented, is unacceptable, and we oppose it. The stricken provision eliminates an auto enroll requirement that employers who offer health insurance automatically enroll new employees in the health plan. The rule strikes this provision from the reconciliation bill because it became law as part of last month’s bipartisan budget agreement."
Affordable Care Act November 17, 2015
Dean Heller, R-NV
"Mr. President, I rise to share my concerns about the devastating impact of the Affordable Care Act and, specifically, the Cadillac tax. The Cadillac tax is a 40-percent excise tax set to take place in 2018 on employer-sponsored health insurance plans. In Nevada, 1.3 million workers who have employer-sponsored health insurance plans will be hit by this Cadillac tax. These are public employees in Carson City, service industry workers on the strip in Las Vegas, and small business owners and their retirees across the State of Nevada."
Military Construction And Veterans Affairs And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 November 9, 2015
Christopher Murphy, D-CT
"Mr. President, we are in the beginning stages of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, which extends through January 31, 2016. I wanted to briefly come to the floor today to make sure the body knows that over the course of the next 2\1/2\ months their constituents will have an opportunity to save hundreds if not thousands of dollars by shopping around and finding the most affordable plan available to them but to also make everyone aware that despite the overwhelming success of the Affordable Care Act—the uninsured rate in this country has dropped by 30 percent since its inception only a few years ago—there are still some who have not gone onto the exchanges and found a plan that can bring them into the ranks of those who now have affordable insurance for the first time."
Tribute To Thomas Harr November 2, 2015
Chris Van Hollen, D-MD
"Mr. Harr has also been deeply involved with the needs of our vulnerable elderly population. Under his leadership, FSI opened a medical day program, an outpatient substance abuse clinic, an adolescent recovery club house, expansion of the adult psychiatric day program, and a school mental health and social service program. And, finally, he facilitated FSI’s assuming a major role in the County’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, accepting a contract to run our region’s health insurance navigator program."

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