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Entry Title Date
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3522, Employee Health Care Protection Act Of 2014 September 10, 2014
Michael Burgess, R-TX
"I just want to address the issue of the insurance companies."
Employee Health Care Protection Act Of 2014 September 10, 2014
Frank Pallone, D-NJ
"This is amazing progress, and we should not turn back. That is what the Republicans would have us do with this other repeal of the Affordable Care Act: turn us back to the old days where the insurance companies reigned, where discriminatory practices reigned, and where preexisting conditions were a basis for not getting coverage."
A Tribute To Milwaukee Community Journal’S Dr. Terence N. Thomas Scholarship Annual Brunch July 22, 2014
Gwen Moore, D-WI
"Much of the success of the Milwaukee Community Journal can be attributed to one of its founders and Publisher, Patricia O’Flynn Pattillo. The Milwaukee Community Journal evolved from a publication called the Soul City Shopper, following the 1965 riots in Milwaukee. Insurance companies had refused to pay businesses for damages incurred during the riots. Ms. Pattillo was encouraged by business leaders to assume the role of editor of the publication. She penned a barrage of editorials that eventually pressured the insurance companies to uphold their obligations by paying claims so that repairs could be made and that businesses could reopen. This effort was dubbed The Unity in the Community Campaign; it was very successful and mobilized the entire community."
Burwell Nomination June 5, 2014
Tim Kaine, D-VA
"The stories aren’t just about the 14 million who have health insurance because of the ACA. They are also stories of the nearly 20 million Americans who have received rebates because they overpaid premiums and the insurance companies now have to send them money. It is people who cannot be charged discriminatory rates because they are women. It is seniors who are able to get preventive care under Medicare for free or reduced-price prescription drugs for free. It is all the Americans who had preexisting conditions which would have blocked them from insurance coverage before the ACA passed."
Addressing Senators’ Comments May 22, 2014
Steve King, R-IA
"And we saw them come through as the Morton memos, and I will circle back to that in a moment. We saw the President, by executive edict, not always in executive order, sometimes a third-tier notice on a Web site of the United States Treasury, sometimes a verbal statement that he makes before a press conference in the Rose Garden at noon on a Friday. The President of the United States will step up and say, for example, when he was speaking to the churches who objected to their religious freedom being taken from them, their conscience protection that was to be assured to them, written into the ObamaCare law, after they took that religious freedom, conscience protection away from our people of faith, and in particular the Catholic churches that filed multiple lawsuits, and other religious organizations did the same, the President was taking 2 weeks of heat and criticism as the faith communities rose up, and he decided to put an end to that. So he held a press conference at the White House at noon on a Friday, and with the Presidential seal in front of the podium, he stood there and said: I am going to make an accommodation to the religious organizations in America, and now I am going to require the insurance companies to provide these things for free."

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