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Monthly Archives: October 2009

This afternoon Speaker Pelosi and Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA), sponsor of the Young Adult Health Coverage Act, joined a coalition of youth organizations from thirty states for a press conference to announce a key provision … Continue reading

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President Obama is working to restore American leadership worldwide and build bonds of friendship across the globe. The Nobel Peace Prize is a testament to his leadership and vision and a tribute to American values. I offer my congratulations to … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about America's Affordable Health Choices Act, including that reform will lead to a “government takeover” of the health care system. The House bill builds on the current private, employer-sponsored health care system … Continue reading

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There has been a federal hate crimes law since 1968 because Americans recognize that bias-motivated crimes of violence have no place in our country. The current federal hate crimes law authorizes federal aid in cases of hate crimes committed because … Continue reading

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In our current health care system, women often face higher health costs than men and multiple other barriers to health insurance. Fewer women are eligible for employer-based coverage, and comprehensive coverage in the individual health care market is often unavailable … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about America's Affordable Health Choices Act, including saying that health reform will eliminate Medicare Advantage plans. America’s Affordable Health Choices Act continues Medicare Advantage plans, but eliminates wasteful taxpayers' overpayments that increase … Continue reading

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1. ENDS INSURANCE COMPANY DISCRIMINATION America's Affordable Health Choices Act will stop insurance companies from denying coverage to Americans with pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes and from hiking up rates or dropping coverage for those who … Continue reading

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Health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths about America's Affordable Health Choices Act, including that ‘the medical community does not support health insurance reform’. In truth, the vast majority of doctors, nurses and others in the health care field … Continue reading

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The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice hereby awards its inaugural Lantos Human Rights Prize to the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, the religious and political leader of the Tibetan people. With courage, compassion, and humility he has given … Continue reading

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A new Consumers Union survey released today shows the dire health care situation Americans are facing each day. Nearly three out of four people are concerned they will face a major financial loss due to illness or accident, needed services … Continue reading

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