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Meet The Senate GOP Backers Of The Individual Mandate

Washington Post: ‘The individual insurance mandate … was the brainchild of conservative economists and embraced by some of the nation’s most prominent Republicans for nearly two decades’   HEALTH EQUITY AND ACCESS REFORM TODAY ACT (1993) In 1993, Senate Republicans offered the “Health Equity and Access Today Act” as an alternative to President Clinton’s healthcare…

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DPCC Releases National And State-By-State Data Revealing The Devastating Impact Of The GOP’s Medicare-Ending Budget

GOP Budget Could Raise Seniors’ Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs By Almost $6,000 In Order To Give Millionaires An Extra $150,000 Tax Break Budget Will Immediately Reopen Prescription Drug ‘Donut Hole’, Costing Current Seniors Over $10,000 by 2020 New State-By-State Reports Showing Devastating Local Impact on Seniors Washington, D.C. – The Democratic Policy and Communications Center (DPCC)…

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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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Senate Democratic Women Call on Boehner to Abandon Pledge to Continue Contraception Fight

Senators to Boehner on International Women’s Day: “Women are tired of being targets for a political strategy that endangers their health care and they want it to stop.” “It’s time for you to put an end to the attacks on women’s health care and to work with the Senate to get back to the American…

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Senate Democrats, Protecting Women’s Access to Health Care

Last week marked a victory for women across the country. By a vote of 51-48, the Senate rejected the extreme Blunt amendment — a Republican proposal that would have severely restricted women’s access to health care. The legislation would have let bosses anywhere deny women access to preventive care for female employees on the basis…

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Schumer Statement On Senate Defeat Of GOP Proposal To Restrict Contraception Access

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Thursday after the Senate defeated a GOP proposal to allow employers to bar contraception coverage for women: “The closeness of this vote show how high the stakes are on this issue. Republicans want to force women to surrender their health decisions to their…

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Reid Statement On Senate Defeat Of Republican Proposal To Let Employers Deny Women Access To Contraception Coverage

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate voted 51-48 to defeat a Republican amendment that would have let employers deny women access to health care coverage for contraception and other preventive health services: “Today’s vote showed us a great deal about where Republicans’ priorities lie. Instead of working with Democrats…

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Top Republicans Blast Senate GOP Bid To Restrict Contraception

Party Divisions Sparked By Blunt Amendment That Would Ban Contraceptive Coverage For Any Woman Whose Boss Has Personal Objection Snowe: ‘Much Broader Than I Could Support’ … Murkowksi: ‘Don’t Know Where We Are Going With This Issue’ Sen. Olympia Snowe: “With Respect To The Blunt Amendment, It’s Much Broader Than I Could Support.” [MSNBC, 2/29/12]…

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Extreme Blunt Amendment Could Put At Risk Preventive Care For Over 20M Women – Including Access To Contraception, Mammograms And Prenatal Screenings

An Estimated 20.4 Million Women Are Currently Benefiting From Preventive Health Services Guaranteed Under Affordable Care Act Blunt Amendment Is So Far Reaching It Would Allow Any Corporation or Health Plan to Deny Women and Their Families Access to These Services For Virtually Any Reason Amendment Set to Receive Senate Vote As Early As This…

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Democratic Women Fight Back on GOP Efforts to Politicize Women’s Health

Politics has no place in women’s health. And yet, Republicans are threatening to politicize the importance of preventive health services relied upon by women across the country by calling for a vote on the Blunt Amendment. The legislation would allow employers to deny their employees’ contraception coverage, among other preventive services, merely on the basis…

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