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Monthly Archives: September 2009

According to a Harvard study released yesterday, an estimated 45,000 people in the United States die every year — one every 12 minutes — because they lack health insurance coverage. The urgent need for health insurance reform has never been … Continue reading

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Reform opponents continue to spread myths about components of America's Affordable Health Choices Act, in an attempt to bring down reform. MYTH: “The House health insurance reform bill will not benefit young people — instead imposing unaffordable mandates upon them.” … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the House passed the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (HR 3221) by a vote of 253-171. The bill ensures that higher education is more affordable at no additional expense to taxpayers — in fact, it saves money. … Continue reading

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Reform opponents continue to spread myths about components of America's Affordable Health Choices Act, including the nonsensical claim that the federal government has no constitutionally valid role in reforming our health care system–apparently ignoring the validity of Medicare and other … Continue reading

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The economic recession has made the growing college affordability crisis even worse for America’s students and families. Expanding access to an affordable college education is one of surest ways we can build our way out of this recession, and build … Continue reading

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By a vote of 312-114, this afternoon the House passed the Advanced Vehicle Technology Act (HR 3246) which strengthens and reauthorizes the Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program — investing in a diverse range of near-term and long-term vehicle technologies … Continue reading

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Assuring the affordability of health care for all Americans and requiring accountability for insurance companies are two of our central principles in this reform. We look forward to studying the impact of the Senate Finance Committee Chairman's mark on America's … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about components of America's Affordable Health Choices Act, including the outrageous scare tactic that reform will lead to rationed care and will harm people with disabilities. In fact, the House bill protects … Continue reading

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Today, the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held forum to highlight the urgent need for comprehensive health insurance reform. Democratic Steering and Policy Committee co-chairs Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) chaired the forum, featuring a … Continue reading

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It is my distinct honor to bring you greetings on the occasion of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) virtual march on Washington, DC — an innovative way to ensure Americans across the country are able to voice their support for … Continue reading

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