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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, November 30, 2009

Adopted S.Res.364, a resolution supporting the observance of National Diabetes Month

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Senate Floor Schedule For Monday, November 30, 2009

Morning Business until 3pm with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. At 3pm, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3590, the legislative vehicle for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009. The following amendments are pending to H.R.3590: Reid #2786 (Substitute) Mikulski #2791 (Preventive care for women) McCain Motion…

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Reporte del CBO: Reforma a los Seguros Expande el Acceso a la Salud a Más Personas

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones sobre el reciente análisis de la Oficina Congresional para el Presupuesto (CBO, por sus siglas en inglés) del proyecto de ley para la Protección del Paciente y el Cuidado de la Salud Asequible y su impacto sobre el creciente costo…

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Reid: Senate Health Reform Debate Should Be About Facts, Not Fear

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid delivered the following remarks this afternoon on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the significance of the Senate debate on health insurance reform that begins today.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “The next few weeks will tell us a lot about whether Senators are…

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Reid Spokesman: Familiar Republican Tactics Won’t Undermine Reform

Washington, DC—Jim Manley, Spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, released the following statement today after Republicans blocked two unanimous consent requests to make the health reform debate more transparent and to ensure that funding for Social Security and long-term care is protected: “As the ‘Party of NO’ doubles down on its strategy of betting…

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: The Cost of Inaction (State-by-State Fact Sheets)

As the past eight years have demonstrated, the cost of doing nothing to reform health care in America is simply too high.  Health care costs skyrocket and more Americans lose their health insurance coverage, with substantial, negative impacts on family, business, and government budget.  Senate health insurance reform will reduce costs, improve health care quality…

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Shaheen and Bennet Join Economists To Discuss How The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act Lowers Costs

Washington, DC— Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Michael Bennet joined Debra Ness of the National Partnership for Women & Families, David Cutler of Harvard University and Len Nichols of the New America Foundation, on a conference call this afternoon to discuss how The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will contain costs in a fiscally responsible…

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The Recovery Act is Creating Jobs and Making a Difference in the States (State-by-State Fact Sheets)

Earlier this year, the Democratic Congress worked with President Obama to enact the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the Recovery Act) in an effort to rescue, rebuild, and strengthen our struggling national economy.  Eight years of failed fiscal policies and misguided economic priorities had left our national economy on the brink of disaster, and now…

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Reid: Las Mamografías Salvan Vidas y la Reforma a los Seguros Médicos las Hará Más Accesibles

Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones sobre la importancia de las mamografías y como el proyecto de ley para la Protección del Paciente y el Cuidado de la Salud Asequible harán más accesibles a las mamografías: “Podemos respetuosamente no estar de acuerdo sobre cuáles son las…

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Reid: Mammograms Save Lives and Health Reform Makes Them More Accessible

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today regarding the importance of mammograms and how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will make mammograms more accessible:   “We can respectfully disagree on policy and best practices.  But scientific facts are indisputable, and here’s one that so many families in Nevada know…

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