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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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November 26, 2014 Press Release

Waters Statement on One Year Anniversary of LAX Shooting
On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), who represents the district that includes LAX, released the following statement:


"On this somber anniversary, my thoughts and prayers remain with the LAX shooting victims, their families and loved ones.


November 17, 2014 Press Release

U.S. Reps. Smith, Waters Mark Alzheimer's Foundation 12th Annual Memory Screening Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), House co-Chairs of the Bipartisan, Bicameral Task Force on Alzheimer's disease, commended the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) for holding its 12th annual Memory Screening Day on Nov. 18.

November 17, 2014 Press Release


Waters Kicks Off Covered California's Open Enrollment 


October 20, 2014 Press Release


Waters Calls for Review of Ebola Protocols at LAX


LOS ANGELES, CA – Citing concerns from airport police officers, flight attendants, nurses and many others, a senior congresswoman representing Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has called for a meeting to review the current procedures being undertaken to screen passengers for – and respond to – a potential incident involving the Ebola virus.

July 30, 2014 Press Release


July 30, 2014


Congresswoman Waters Applauds Passage of Veterans' Health Bill


Washington, DC– Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) voted in favor of the Conference Report for the Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3230), which passed the House of Representatives by an overwhelming, bipartisan vote of 420 to 5. 


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.