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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

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National Mental Health Awareness Month May 21, 2015
Benjamin Cardin, D-MD
"Mental illness can have a devastating impact on an individual’s overall health and quality of life. Those suffering from serious mental illnesses are not only at increased risk for chronic medical conditions, but they also die, on average, 25 years earlier than other Americans, due in large part to treatable medical conditions. Adults with severe mental disorders are also much more likely to be impoverished, further limiting their access to health care services needed to help manage their illnesses. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics found that the presence of a household member with a severe mental illness was shown to increase the likelihood of poverty in a home by more than three times."
Obamacare May 21, 2015
John Barrasso, R-WY
"Mr. President, I come to the floor noting that my friend and colleague from Connecticut was just on the floor talking about the President’s health care law. It is interesting that he would do so at a time when we are seeing headline after headline about ObamaCare plan premiums increasing again all over the country."
Affordable Care Act May 21, 2015
Christopher Murphy, D-CT
"Mr. President, shown in this picture I have in the Chamber is Christina from Stratford, CT. She is a small business owner, and she has a story that is becoming pretty familiar all across the country. She left a job a couple of years ago that provided for employer-based health care, and she wanted to start her own business in Bridgeport, CT, right next to Stratford. So she stayed insured through COBRA for a period of time until it expired, and then she had to go out into the individual market. She recalls having to fill out a 15-page questionnaire when she was applying for individual coverage. She said it asked about “anything that I had even remotely discussed with my doctor.” Unfortunately for her, some of those things—preexisting conditions—meant that she was denied health care coverage."
Honoring Daviess County, Ky, On Celebrating Its Bicentennial May 21, 2015
Brett Guthrie, R-KY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Daviess County, Kentucky, on celebrating its bicentennial. Daviess County came into its existence on June 1, 1815, through an Act of the Kentucky General Assembly. But on May 30, 2015, Daviess County will begin to celebrate its 200th birthday. Daviess County lies in the Western Kentucky Coalfield region and is also an oil producer. Bounded by the Ohio River, it serves as an important trade and transportation artery—making it a major manufacturing center, transportation hub and U.S. Customs Port of Entry on the Ohio River. It is also a leader in health care, medical research and pharmaceutical experimentation. The keystone celebration, on May 30th, includes an early morning 5 k run/walk at the Mount Saint Joseph Motherhouse of the Ursuline Sisters. Activities for people of all ages will take place around the Courthouse Square, and the day will end with a reception and the opening of a special Bicentennial Art Exhibit at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. Other activities will include honoring African Americans from Daviess County who served in the Union Army during the Civil War with the dedication of an historic highway marker on the Courthouse lawn. There will also be a series of Bicentennial-related programs at the Daviess County Public Library throughout the summer. A new history of Daviess County, Kentucky, Celebrating Our Heritage, has been published and highlights many aspects of daily life in the county. Among these topics is Daviess County’s rich history in the agriculture industry—citing corn, soybean and tobacco producers. Daviess County is the home to some of Kentucky’s great colleges and universities, including: Brescia University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, a campus of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and a branch of Western Kentucky University. It is important to also highlight the leadership in Daviess County and all their efforts to make this a successful and thriving community. Thank you for making Daviess County what it is today. I encourage everyone in Kentucky’s Second District to join in the festivities to celebrate the rich history and traditions of Daviess County. I congratulate all who live and serve the county and look forward to taking part in some of these celebrations myself. Here’s to many more years of success."
Asthma Awareness Month May 21, 2015
Eliot Engel, D-NY
"I have been a strong supporter of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Asthma Control Program, which helps states implement systems to monitor and treat asthma. This Program’s work has resulted in a $23.1 billion decline in asthma health care costs since 2001. In addition, deaths related to asthma have dropped by 24 percent since the Program’s inception in 1999. Earlier this year, I wrote a letter asking appropriators to fund the National Asthma Control Program at $30.6 million in Fiscal Year 2016."

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