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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Health Care

I have been a longtime advocate for quality, affordable health care for all Americans, and therefore I am a leader in the current effort to reform health care and health insurance.
 

 

 

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March 26, 2014 In The News

Family, friends and dignitaries paid their final respects to Ovarie "OV" Smith on March 22nd at Trinity Baptist Church.

 Smith was the greatest advocate and crusader for people who suffered from mental disabilities, and a woman who commanded the attention of elected officials for more than 50 years passed away on March 14. She was 99 years old.

Smith was responsible for founding the building that currently houses Willing Workers Inc. in 1965. The non-profit work, activity, behavioral and educational center cares for individuals who have been hospitalized for 10-15 years.

January 13, 2014 In The News

Apparently fed up with their Republican colleagues' policy priorities, a group of Democratic congresswomen sent a scathing memo to the GOP on Friday to express their frustration.

August 5, 2013 In The News

A newly proposed bill aims to give people with serious and terminal illnesses more say in their care plan and provide Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement to healthcare professionals for holding discussions about a patient's goals, illness and treatment options.

The Care Planning Act of 2013 would encourage people to consult with a healthcare team, faith leaders, family members and friends to devise a care plan. It would also put structures in place to ensure providers focus on the patients' preferences.

July 31, 2013 In The News

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Monday hosted a roundtable discussion on Calif.'s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The discussion ran from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Lawndale Community Center, 14700 Burin Avenue.

"We are holding a roundtable of all of the significant stakeholders. This includes doctors, hospitals, AARP, and community clinics," Waters told KNX1070. "We want to know from them exactly what their role is, how they plan on implementing and how they plan on outreaching."

July 29, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) will host a roundtable discussion and update on California's implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As the October 1st start date for ACA open enrollment rapidly approaches, Congresswoman Waters will be joined by key stakeholders from both public and private sector organizations that will play primary roles in successful implementation. The roundtable is invitation-only and will take place at the Lawndale Community Center. Members of the news media are invited to attend.

July 19, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement after House Republicans voted today for the 38th time to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act. The "Authority for Mandate Delay Act" (H.R. 2667) passed by a margin of 264 to 161 and the "Fairness for American Families Act" (H.R. 2668) passed 251 to 174:

May 16, 2013 Press Release
 Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement after the House voted to repeal the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") for the 37th time. The bill, the Patients' Rights Repeal Act, passed by a vote of 229-195:

May 14, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, today took steps to comprehensively address the impact that medical debt has on consumers by introducing legislation which would require consumer reporting agencies to remove any information related to fully paid or settled medical debt from a consumer's credit report within 45 days. At the same time she joined two other senior Democratic members in requesting the Government Accounting Office (GAO) review whether medical financing options available to consumers are sufficiently fair and transparent. 
May 10, 2013 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters delivered the following remarks during the National Dental Association's 14th Annual "NDA Day on Capitol Hill" on Thursday, May 9, 2013:

October 30, 2012 Press Release
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) released the following statement today:

 

"As National Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, I express my support for those engaged in the ongoing fight against the most common cancer among women in our country. Breast cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries and doesn't discriminate. It can strike anyone, women and men, regardless of age, race or economic background.

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