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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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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.

September 24, 2012 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) was honored at a reception hosted by the Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI), for her advocacy in support of HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and treatment.  AAALI is a partnership among several of the nation's leading civil rights and social justice organizations.  The reception was entitled, "Honoring Black Leadership in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS."  The Congresswoman made the following statement at the reception:
 
September 24, 2012 Press Release
Yesterday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) sent a bipartisan letter to Senator Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, urging him to bring H.R. 2800, the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program Reauthorization Act, to a vote before the full Senate this year.  H.R. 2800 was introduced by Rep. Waters, reported favorably by the Judiciary Committee, and passed by the House of Representatives on September 11, 2012, without opposition by a voice vote.
 

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