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  • Save American Workers Act of 2015

    by Representative Danny K. Davis

    Posted on 2015-01-08

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    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 30, the so-labeled Save American Workers Act, which I call the ``Sabotage the Affordable Health Care Act,'' and that is because the bill before us will help to do just that--sabotage affordable health care for millions of Americans.

    It would make it easier for employers to not participate in providing health care assistance to their employees. It would drive low- and moderate-income workers back to the emergency rooms of public hospitals and clinics.

    The CBO has said that passage of this measure would raise the deficit by $53 billion over a 10-year period and put a million people in government-sponsored health insurance, Medicaid, CHIP, and the exchanges. It would promote episodic care and take us back to yesteryears in health care delivery.

    The Affordable Care Act is already working--and working well. On a daily basis, it is taking people off the uninsured rolls.

    H.R. 30 is a step backwards. It is not good for workers; it is not good for health care delivery; and it is not good for America.

    I would urge a ``no'' vote for H.R. 30.

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