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Bill P.
Democrat NJ 9

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  • Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015

    by Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    Posted on 2016-01-06

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    PASCRELL. Mr. Ranking Member, through the Chair, this is nonreconciliation if I have ever seen it.

    The Affordable Care Act pulling back from Medicaid expansion, do you know what that means? Have you examined what that will do? It will take away essential tax credits that the law provides to help the middle class and middle class families purchase health insurance.

    Here we are repealing the ACA for the umpteenth time. In addition to cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood, the new version of the bill which came back from the Senate would also prohibit Medicaid from paying for services at Planned Parenthood. Because Federal law strictly prohibits Federal Medicaid dollars from being used to pay for abortions, regardless of how you try to get that message out and convey this nonfact, that is not the fact. This addition would specifically prohibit payments to Planned Parenthood for healthcare services like preventive health exams.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.

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