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Repeal of Obamacare Act

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. ISRAEL. Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak in opposition to the Patients' Rights Repeal Act.

House Republicans began the majority by passing a budget that takes Medicare away from seniors. They are now trying to end their majority by passing a repeal of patient protections for everyone else in the middle class.

With this bill, they will take away a woman's protection against an insurance company's decision to deny coverage because breast cancer is a preexisting condition. They will take away coverage of kids on their parent's policy until the age of twenty-six. They will take away the prohibition against lifetime and annual limits.

House Democrats want to move forward to pass comprehensive legislation to help small businesses create jobs and strengthen the middle class. House Republicans want to move backwards to repeal patient protections in order to help big insurance companies and weaken the middle class.

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