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U.S. Rep. Karen Bass Statement on Second Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) issued the following statement recognizing the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

"Two years ago today, the Obama Administration helped millions of American families gain access to lifesaving medical care when the Affordable Care Act was passed into law. Now, our nation is finally able to give its citizens the basic human right of being healthy without spending every penny you earn."

"The facts are clear -- the Affordable Care Act has helped 86 million Americans gain access to cancer-screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies, 180 million people cannot be denied healthcare because they are sick, 26 million youth are able to remain on their parents coverage until they reach the age of 26, and our nation's 47 million seniors will benefit from a stronger Medicare program. No matter what side of the aisle you agree with, the Affordable Care Act benefits our neighbors, friends and family therefore I am proud to recognize this achievement as a day to be commemorated in our country."

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