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Reid Remarks On The Anniversary Of The Affordable Care Act

“In Nevada alone, tens of thousands of seniors have saved tens of millions of dollars on medicines because the Affordable Care Act closed the gap in prescription drug coverage.” “But health reform is not only saving money – it’s saving lives.” “In the richest nation in the world no insurance company will ever again put…

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Senator Reid Writes For Huffington Post: Republicans Renew The War On Women

This morning, Nevada Senator Reid penned an op-ed for Huffington Post that outlines new preventive health benefits for women that Republicans have already tried to take away by threatening to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  An excerpt: Starting today, critical women’s preventive health services will be available to women, free of co-pays or deductibles —…

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Reid: Supreme Court’s Decision A True Victory For The American People

Congress Can’t Afford To Waste Time Refighting Old Battles And Should Renew Focus On Creating Jobs   Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act and Congress’ plan to refocus on creating jobs for the American people. Below are his…

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Senators Leahy, Baucus, and Harkin Comment on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act is a win not only for the millions of Vermonters and other Americans who have long been victimized by a deeply flawed health care system, but for all Americans who will benefit as…

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Reid Statement On The Second Anniversary Of The Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor to mark the second anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Two years ago tomorrow, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. It was the greatest single…

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Reid: Republicans’ Dangerous Repeal Plan Would Balloon Deficit, While Hurting Sick Children And Small Businesses

Washington, DC—A year after the Affordable Care Act became law, Republicans are still fighting yesterday’s battles. But their wrongheaded repeal plan would raise taxes on small businesses, increase prescription drug prices for seniors and allow insurance companies to once again deny coverage to sick children. And they conveniently ignore the fact that their dangerous repeal plan…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Implementing Health Reform that Works for Middle-Class Americans

Earlier this year, Congress passed and the President signed landmark health insurance reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (P.L. 111-152), and Americans are already experiencing the benefits.  These two laws, together referred to as the Affordable Care Act, put control over health…

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Health Reform: Republicans Want to Take Benefits Away

House Republicans recently issued a plan, endorsed by their Senate counterparts, to repeal the health reform law, the Affordable Care Act. [GOP.gov, accessed 9/24/10; Senate Republican Communications Center, 9/23/10]  In advancing their plan to repeal health reform, Republicans would revoke benefits of health reform that have already begun or will begin within a year of…

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