January 19, 2011
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Rep Susan Davis Statement on House Vote to Repeal Health Care Reform Law
Washington DC – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the House vote to repeal the health care reform law enacted last year. Davis opposed the repeal effort which passed the House on a vote of 245-189.
“My mother always told me that if you have your health, you have everything, which is why I’ve always believed every American should have access to the care they need to be healthy.
“Now, my colleagues want to repeal health care reform without an alternative. It’s easy to say you’re against something, but it’s much harder to come up with solutions. Americans deserve to know how my colleagues’ plan will protect patients.
“Women shouldn’t get denied care based on gender or have to pay hundreds more in insurance premiums than men – nor should they need a permission slip to see an OB/GYN. The 32 million Americans without insurance need access to coverage. Insurers shouldn’t deny children coverage because they’ve been sick. Medicare must be kept solvent over the long term, and seniors should have access to affordable prescriptions. Americans shouldn’t face outrageous annual premium hikes, such as the 59 percent increase many of my own constituents are looking at today.
“The current health care reform law addresses each of these problems and many more. It’s irresponsible to repeal without a plan to fix the issues in our health care system.”