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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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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.

November 17, 2011 Press Release
CONGRESSWOMAN WATERS LEADS 54 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SEEKING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ROUTINE HIV SCREENING

October 27, 2011 Press Release

Below is Congresswoman Maxine Waters' statement regarding Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

August 1, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) announced that today marks the 46th anniversary of the day that the Medicare program was enacted.  President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law on July 30, 1965. 

"I am proud of the creation of Medicare," said Congresswoman Waters.  "Medicare was one of the most important achievements of the Democratic Party, and I will always vote to protect it."

August 1, 2011 Floor Statement
Congresswoman Maxine Waters went to the House floor to speak against the "Budget Control Act" or 2011 Debt Ceiling Deal. Her remarks are below:

Mr. Speaker, I must congratulate the Tea Party for extorting the deal made in their image, and their image alone.  The cuts will be deep, they will be lasting, and they will weaken an already-depressed economy. 

 

What's clear is that the Tea Party is so ideologically driven to kill government that they're willing to kill the private sector, kill jobs, and kill growth in the process.

 

July 21, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35) today celebrated National Clinicians HIV/AIDS Testing and Awareness Day and encouraged the nation's health care workers to be tested for HIV

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