Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015by Representative Gwen Moore
Posted on 2016-01-06
MOORE. Mr. Speaker, I must tell you how disappointed I am that we
are not starting the new year here with fresh, new, bipartisan
initiatives to create jobs and to move our economy forward.
I just feel like this is for auld lang syne. This is our 62nd vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. And, Mr. Speaker, I expect you to break out in a few verses of ``Auld Lang Syne'' anytime now.
Is it for auld lang syne that 22 million Americans might actually lose their health insurance if the President would somehow sign this into law? Is it for auld lang syne that the Republicans and you, Mr. Speaker, are proposing that we attack women's health once again and take away the primary care physician for poor women, 4 out of 10 who say is their only source of health care? Is it for auld lang syne that Planned Parenthood visitors--men and women--who have incomes of 150 percent or below the Federal poverty level will lose their health insurance? Is it for auld lang syne that the 62nd repeal vote is taking place so that half of the health centers are in rural or medically underserved areas? Let's get to work, Mr. Speaker, on fresh, new ideas and not auld lang syne.