Sacramento - Today, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted - for the 31st time - to take away health care benefits from constituents in their districts by attempting to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The historic health care law was passed by Congress in 2010, signed into law by President Obama, and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012.
"Republicans in the House have once again made their priorities clear," said California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton. "If ever anyone was looking for a reason to vote Congressional Republicans out of office in November, this has got to be it. Instead of focusing on jobs and getting our economy back on track they chose to vote to take away health benefits from their constituents."
Today once more, Republicans in Congress voted to:
- Allow insurance companies to drop coverage for people with pre-existing conditions like asthma, heart disease, or cancer;
- Take away health care coverage for young people under the age of 26 who are now covered under their parents' insurance policy;
- Take away $250 rebate checks for those seniors dealing with increased out-of-pocket prescription Medicare costs;
- Take away the peace of mind millions of Americans now have knowing that insurance companies can no longer drop coverage when patients get sick;
- Take away life saving preventive medical services and tests like mammograms.
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