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Issue Position: Health Care

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I am committed to fighting for affordable, comprehensive Healthcare for all Americans.

Our nation has needed an overhaul to our broken healthcare system for quite some time. This is why I was proud to have voted to pass H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, the first sweeping health care reform legislation to be come law in almost 100 years.

This legislation will have a huge positive impact on you, the constituents of Missouri's 1st district. It will immediately improve coverage for everyone who has health insurance, strengthen Medicare for all seniors, cover thousands of uninsured residents and reduce the deficit in the long run.

This plan also ends gender-based discrimination by stopping insurance companies from charging women more than men for the very same coverage.

It controls costs and reduces the deficit. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, this reform package will save taxpayers $138 billion over the next ten years, and over $1.2 trillion over the next twenty years.

Finally, this bill will give average Americans the same health insurance choices that Members of Congress and federal employees have. I'm very proud that we have done the right thing for everyone who has health insurance, and for the millions who still need it.

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