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Affordable Health Care For America Act

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, D.C.


Mr. LUJÁN. Mr. Speaker, as I came to the floor tonight I was reminded of a constituent, Aunt Adrian, who we lost to cancer this last year and who couldn't afford insurance, she spent her last few months worrying about bills, rather than getter better. This story didn't have to end this way.

We reached this point today because people have had enough.

People who have been ignored and shunned, because they are sick;

People who have lost their homes and all they have because a health insurance company slammed a door on them and denied them coverage they thought they had.

People who deserve to be treated fairly and with dignity.

We are here today not to frighten and scare the American people with things that are untrue

But to act, to make a difference, to have the courage and will to put the people first.

And I now know that we do have the courage and the will to get this done, Aunt Adrian and the American people deserve no less.


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