Judy Chu is proud to have cast her vote in favor of the historic Affordable Care Act, the most sweeping reform to our nation's health care system since the passage of Medicare in the 1960s.
The Congresswoman believes strongly that every American deserves access to affordable, quality health care. That is why she voted for health care reform. And now, because of this revolutionary law, Americans will have access to free preventive care services. Insurance companies will have to justify to the public why they are raising their rates. And no American will ever be denied coverage by their insurance company due to pre-existing conditions, a terribly unjust policy that could have affected up to 1.1 million children in California alone.
But Congresswoman Chu's efforts to improve our nation's health care system do not end with health care reform. She has also fought against proposed cuts to research through the National Institutes of Health and the Centers of Disease Control. These are some of the most important uses of federal dollars, funding research into terrible diseases like hepatitis, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Without this funding, not only will we continue to see countless individuals suffer and die from these ailments, but California alone stands to lose billions of dollars in NIH grants, which support more than 60,000 jobs in our state.