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Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. LARSON of Connecticut. I thank the gentleman for yielding.

Equal protection under the law is the cornerstone of our Constitution. That is why we as Nation strive to form a more perfect Union in a commonsense way of looking out for one another. No one can prepare for a birth defect, catastrophe, or accident of life that may await any one of us. This Congress cannot disenfranchise the 129 million Americans with preexisting conditions impacted by this repeal proposal. The proposal that is before us is not worthy of the party of Lincoln or the tea party. Repeal, repeal, repeal is not a plan. It is an empty political refrain.

My colleagues on the other side of the aisle are honorable people. I cannot accept that they are indifferent to the 129 million Americans with preexisting conditions who would continue to be denied coverage and forced to pay higher rates with repeal. I cannot accept that they are indifferent to millions of children who would once again face denial of health care coverage. I don't believe they are indifferent to the millions of seniors who would be facing higher prescription drug costs because of repeal. I cannot accept that they are indifferent to the families that face cancer diagnosis and would once again be subject to lifetime limits on coverage and possible bankruptcy because of repeal. Addressing these fundamental issues of fairness was what the health care legislation and law is all about.

In this Chamber, and clearly down the hall, we understand the charade of this repeal legislation. But it is not lost on the 129 million Americans with preexisting conditions that are counting on us.

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