June 22, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 107 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
LET'S FIGHT TO SAVE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 107
(House of Representatives - June 22, 2017)
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[Page H5098] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] LET'S FIGHT TO SAVE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (Ms. JACKSON LEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, healthcare should not be partisan. I have on my jacket a sign that says ``Restore the Vote'' to give opportunities to Americans to vote because Republicans have decided that TrumpCare and healthcare is partisan. We need to be able to ensure that everyone has the right to vote. Today, they issued a mean healthcare bill that is meaner than the House bill. Trillions of dollars are cut from Medicaid, from children and senior citizens. Subsidies are not given to all of those given under the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals will crumble; federally qualified clinics will close; and emergency room doctors, of whom I had the chance to speak to just a few hours ago, indicated 140 million Americans go to emergency rooms, or have gone, for their healthcare. The Affordable Care Act eased that. But, now with this monstrosity of a bill that undermines and throws Americans off healthcare--23 million and growing--then it really does say that elections do matter and that this is a sinister Republican plan to undermine the American people. It is time for us to come together, not partisan, but nonpartisan, to fight for our lives and fight for our children and fight to save the Affordable Care Act. Let's do it now. ____________________