The topic of health care is a both a vital and passionate issue for both myself and the constituents of the 13th Congressional District. Throughout my years in public service I have continued to support initiatives that seek to ensure quality health care programs and services for the constituents I serve and finding innovative and effective ways to ensure American's access to first-rate health care and insurance options is of utmost concern. The belief that all Americans should have access to affordable health care no matter they're age, background or income letter is the reason I voted in favor of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Through health insurance reform, 1,399,600 to 1,575,900 middle class Georgia residents will be eligible for premium credits to ease the burden of these high costs. Health insurance reform will prevent insurance companies from denying coverage based on your health, and it will end discrimination that charges you more if you're sick or a woman. However, it is not enough to just have quality health insurance. The progress of this great nation is also dependent on the actual health of this its people. That is why I will continue to support legislation that will not only expand affordable health care but also programs that will improve overall health outcomes and medical personnel.