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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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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.
 
July 11, 2012 Press Release

Today, House Republicans voted for the 31st time to repeal or defund the Affordable Care Act.  Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) voted against the Republicans' repeal bill, after making the following statement on the floor of the House of Representatives during last night's debate:

June 28, 2012 Press Release

Washington – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the decision of the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act:

"American families have won a great victory today!"

February 2, 2012 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) delivered the following statement from the House floor yesterday, during debate on H.R. 1173, House Republicans’ bill to repeal the CLASS Act, a long-term care program that was established by the Affordable Care Act. The Congresswoman joined her colleagues in the Congressional Progressive Caucus during a  mini-filibuster to expose Republican efforts to dismantle health care reform:

November 23, 2011 Press Release

Last Friday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) reintroduced the Minority Diabetes Initiative Act (H.R. 2799).  This bill will establish an initiative to provide grants to physicians and community?based organizations for diabetes prevention, care, and treatment programs in minority communities.

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