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Issue Position: Health Care

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Congressman Yarmuth believes we have a moral obligation as a nation to ensure every citizen has access to quality, affordable health care. With 47 million Americans uninsured and millions more underinsured, the situation is in crisis by any standard.

Congressman Yarmuth cosponsored SCHIP legislation that will provide health insurance to ten million American children, including 50,000 right here in Kentucky. This helped earn him a 100 percent rating from the Children's Defense Fund Action Council along with the distinction "Best Representative for Kids."

Congressman Yarmuth supported legislation to stop new Medicaid regulations that would deny medical rehabilitation, transportation, and case management services to millions of Americans and cost Kentucky more than a billion dollars over five years. He also supported legislation that will stop harmful payment cuts to doctors and other health care providers.

In the world's greatest nation, healthcare should be a right for everyone not a privilege for a few, and Congressman Yarmuth is working diligently to make that a reality.


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