More on Health Care
Washington, DC – Today, Senate Republicans finally released their health care bill after weeks of keeping the working product behind closed doors. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) released the following statement:
“Senate Republican leadership is trying to ram major health care legislation through without holding committee hearings or public debate. This is unprecedented.
“This mean-spirited bill rips health care away from millions of Americans and makes devastating cuts to Medicaid – all to give enormous tax cuts to the wealthiest few who need it the least.
Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) joins Fox10's John Hook for Newsmaker Sunday.
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Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) voted no on the omnibus budget agreement. He issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C. –Congressman Ruben Gallego issued a statement on today’s vote on the Republican health care bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act and gives massive tax breaks to the top 1% of wealthiest Americans. The vote takes place on the 7th anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded health coverage to an additional 20 million people.
Rep. Gallego issued the following statement:
Congressman Ruben Gallego issued the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s report showing the disastrous impact Trumpcare will have on American families:
“Today’s nonpartisan CBO report included some numbers that were nowhere to be found in Speaker Paul Ryan’s recent PowerPoint presentation on Trumpcare. The report shows that the GOP repeal plan just means higher premiums and less coverage for working families.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ruben Gallego issued the following statement on the new Republican healthcare bill that benefits the very rich, at the cost of coverage for working families:
“The GOP’s ‘repeal and replace’ bill will gut Medicaid and weaken Medicare in order to fund tax breaks for millionaires. I will also not support a bill that leaves millions of families without Medicaid and millions of women without access to reproductive healthcare.
“Tom Price is cut from the same cloth as Donald Trump. When facing the choice of either looking out for the American people or padding their own bottom lines, Trump and Price will always stick it to the American people. As we have learned in recent weeks, Tom Price enriched himself in Congress by investing in the very same drug companies he worked to protect. Tom Price also accepted a privileged offer to buy discounted shares of a foreign drug company—an opportunity that was extended to fewer than 20 Americans. This is simply outrageous.
19,000 and Counting. That’s the number of people with confirmed cases of Zika in America. So far.
1,800 and Counting. The number of pregnant women in the U.S. with confirmed cases of Zika. So far.
17 and Counting. The number of babies born with birth defects related to the Zika virus. So far.
Six months and Counting. And that’s how long ago President Obama asked Congress to do its job and provide supplemental funding to combat the virus.
Washington, DC – Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it approved Arizona’s plan to re-open enrollment for KidsCare, the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, after the program had been frozen for several years.
The state has estimated that 30,000 to 40,000 children will be eligible for coverage once the freeze ends on July 26.