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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act Of 2015 October 23, 2015
Jim McDermott, D-WA
"It was impossible to buy a policy in the State of Washington because the insurance companies said: Why should we insure somebody under guaranteed mandate when they could walk in here whenever they are sick and get a policy and when they are healthy cancel it, then walk back in when they are sick again and get a policy? That is what you are setting up."
Honoring America’S Pharmacists October 20, 2015
Buddy Carter, R-GA
"Each insurance plan sets the maximum allowable cost for the plan. Some States require them to follow a certain policy, if you will, a certain procedure when they set those plans, those prices. Most States don’t. In a lot of States that don’t, the insurance companies can set it wherever they want to, whatever they want to set it at. They may choose a drug that is only available in a certain area for a certain price."
Pharmaceutical Companies And Drug Pricing October 5, 2015
Sherrod Brown, D-OH
"My husband has gotten the drug Glumetza for $10 each refill of 180 pills. When he re-ordered this prescription this morning the pharmacy called him to say that Glumetza now costs $3,000 for a 15-day supply. His insurance has a limit of $3,000. The pharmaceutical companies are beginning to look like the drug cartels of Mexico. The insurance companies are being forced to cut benefits or increase their cost to consumers who have worked hard all their lives and earned their health care benefits. He and I cannot continue to afford to pay these out of pocket expenses on a fixed income."
Affordable Care Act June 18, 2015
Tammy Baldwin, D-WI
"More than 90 percent of these Wisconsinites are receiving support to make their coverage more affordable. More importantly, the insurance companies don’t get to make their own rules anymore."
Obamacare May 21, 2015
John Barrasso, R-WY
"When my colleague from Connecticut says “Where is the Republicans’ plan?” I say “Where is the President’s plan?” It is interesting. The President does have a plan to protect the insurance companies, but he has no plans to protect the American public, the American taxpayers. He has a built-in plan for the insurance companies so that when they wrote the policies this year, there was a decision made by the White House that those policies could be canceled by the insurance companies if the Supreme Court ruled that the President acted illegally. Yet, there is no path, no safe path for those American taxpayers who thought they were obeying the law if the court rules the way I believe they should based on the reading of the law."

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