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Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 March 26, 2015
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"Mr. President, more than 5 years after being signed into law, the Affordable Care Act is improving the health and well-being of millions of Americans. Many of the Affordable Care Act’s greatest successes are getting lost in the noise of political attack ads. The Affordable Care Act has expanded health care coverage to millions of Americans. These people no longer have to go to bed at night worried about the possibility of bankruptcy if they get sick."
Medicare Access And Chip Reauthorization Act Of 2015 March 26, 2015
Diana DeGette, D-CO
"As this legislation was under negotiation, several of our colleagues tried to add unnecessary language that would have expanded the Hyde amendment to embed this harmful policy into the Affordable Care Act and the Public Health Services Act. Thanks to the commitment of leaders for women’s health care rights, we secured important changes to this language. Current appropriation policies concerning the use of funds at community health centers will not change, and when the funding in this bill for community health centers, the National Health Service Corps, and teaching health centers expires, so will the funding restrictions. Also, this language is freestanding, and it does not amend the Affordable Care Act or the Public Health Services Act."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 2, Medicare Access And Chip Reauthorization Act Of 2015, And Providing For Proceedings During The Period From March 27, 2015, Through April 10, 2015 March 26, 2015
Louise Slaughter, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. This bill funds Community Health Centers for two years at $7.2 billion dollars. These community health centers serve many of the newly insured people in my district. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, they have health insurance, but thanks to community health centers, they have health care."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Continued March 25, 2015
Debbie Stabenow, D-MI
"That is why the prescription drug bill was passed. That is why the Affordable Care Act—we took even better steps forward to make sure there were no gaps in coverage under prescription drugs. Seniors today are spending thousands of dollars less out of pocket to get critically needed medicines than they did before the Affordable Care Act. They now have no out-of-pocket costs for annual wellness visits or for other prevention."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget For Fiscal Year 2016 March 25, 2015
Chris Van Hollen, D-MD
"Now, why do they say that? They say that because Republicans claim in the ninth and tenth years of their budget that they have this balance, but their budget depends on revenue from the Affordable Care Act. That is the ObamaCare that they say they are repealing. It depends on savings from the Affordable Care Act. It assumes that the costs of the tax cuts that this body is enacting by the day—for corporations and very wealthy individuals, mostly—aren’t happening; right? That is a whole different universe. In fact, as we heard today, they just passed, worked on a bill in the Committee on Ways and Means, they are marking it up, $280 billion more to the deficit for the benefit of 5,500 American families, 75 percent of whom have $20 million-plus estates."

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