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H.R. 1549: A Win-Win For Conservatives

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Location: Washington, DC

Mr. BURGESS. Madam Speaker, tomorrow on the floor of this House, we will consider H.R. 1549, the Helping Sick Americans Now Act.

This bill is a win-win for our constituents. It's compassionate towards the most vulnerable.

Unlike other parts of the Affordable Care Act, which only expand broken government-run programs, this program will provide private health insurance to sick Americans.

The bill is fiscally responsible. It reduces the country's deficit while redirecting funds from a slush fund while the administration uses the Prevention and Public Health Fund money to prop up their train wreck of implementation for the Affordable Care Act. Conservatives actually want to use it to help sick Americans.

This bill helps those with preexisting conditions that have no other options and provides a fiscally conservative policy that reduces the deficit.

I urge Members of the House to support and pass H.R. 1549 when it's on the floor tomorrow.


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