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Entry Title Date
Protect Women’S Health From Corporate Interference Act July 16, 2014
Tom Coburn, R-OK
"I have spent 25 years of my life caring for women. There is not a complication of pregnancy I have not handled. I have seen every aspect of it. I have delivered babies the size of my little finger and watched them move their little arms, not yet far enough along to survive. I have cared for women in the midst of lost pregnancies and the tragedy and trauma and the heartbreak. I have cared for women who have had abortions and the complications that has completed and exacerbated in their own lives from psychological to real physical problems. I have actually performed abortions to save women’s lives who had severe congenital heart defects and would have died had their pregnancy continued."
National Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month April 10, 2014
Jeff Sessions, R-AL
"Approximately 40 percent of babies born with CDH will have other birth defects in addition to CDH. The most common is a congenital heart defect."
Affordable Care Act April 2, 2014
Joaquin Castro, D-TX
"The biggest reason for personal bankruptcies before the Affordable Care Act was the fact that people were racking up these huge health care bills that they couldn’t pay, and this happened for a few reasons. Sometimes people just couldn’t afford the insurance for their primary care physicians—the doctors they would go see—or emergency room doctors, not doctors in some clinic or private practice. Sometimes, even if they could afford insurance, they were hitting lifetime caps—somebody with cancer, somebody with MS—somebody like my grandmother and my mother with diabetes, who suffer from complications. My grandmother, before she passed away from congenital heart failure because of diabetes, had her leg amputated."
Health Care February 27, 2014
Patty Murray, D-WA
"Finally, I want to talk about a couple in Bellingham, WA, named Rod Burton and Sarah Hill. Rod is one of millions of Americans who have had the utterly maddening experience of being denied insurance because of a preexisting condition. In Rod’s case his preexisting condition was a congenital heart defect. Under our old system Rod was deemed uninsurable by most insurance plans from the moment he was born. So for a long time Rod found himself forced into purely catastrophic insurance with a very high premium that wouldn’t cover much of anything. That changed for him with the Affordable Care Act."
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week February 11, 2014
Billy Long, R-MO
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, which is February 7-14, 2014."

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