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Entry Title Date
National Minority Health Month April 23, 2015
Benjamin Cardin, D-MD
"Fortunately, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, ACA, we have recently made health coverage more accessible and affordable than it has been in decades. By reducing the number of uninsured Americans across the country, the ACA is working to address health inequalities. Between 2013 and 2014, the percentage of uninsured Latinos dropped by 7.7 percent, and the percentage of uninsured African Americans fell by 6.8 percent."
An Update On The Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Process Act April 22, 2015
Pedro Pierluisi, D-PR
"If you want to understand why patients in Puerto Rico received inadequate care, why physicians and hospitals are not fairly compensated, and why the cost of providing health care is disproportionately borne by the Puerto Rico Government rather than shared equitably with the Federal Government, you must grasp that Puerto Rico is treated in a discriminatory fashion under Medicaid, traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and the Affordable Care Act."
Legislative Program April 16, 2015
Steny Hoyer, D-MD
"So the gentleman contemplates going beyond reconciliation instructions on the Affordable Care Act to other matters? For instance, in the House budget, we replace seniors’ Medicare guarantee with a premium support voucher. Would the majority leader expect a reconciliation instruction on replacing seniors’ Medicare guarantee with such a premium support voucher?"
Authority For Committees To Meet April 15, 2015
Michael Enzi, R-WY
"Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on April 15, 2015, at 10 a.m., to conduct a hearing entitled “IRS Challenges in Implementing the Affordable Care Act.”"
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 April 15, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"What the Affordable Care Act attempted to do—and maybe we made some progress, as Senator Enzi pointed out, last night with the so-called doc fix—is to make Medicare more efficient. What is wrong with that? What is wrong with saving money? What the American people want us to do is make programs more efficient. In fact, Senator Enzi was talking about that a moment ago. He is right. But the idea, the implication, that those cuts resulted in benefit cuts is not accurate."

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