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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 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

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

June 24, 2011 Press Release
Urges Americans to Get Tested for HIV; Urges Robust Funding for AIDS Research, Prevention and Treatment Programs and Full Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
May 25, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) delivered the following statement from the House floor yesterday, during debate on H.R. 1216, which eliminates guaranteed funding for the Teaching Health Center program. The Congresswoman joined her colleagues in the Congressional Progressive Caucus during a two hour-long mini-filibuster to expose the Republican plan to end Medicare as we know it:

Watch Rep. Waters' video here

May 3, 2011 Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) offered an amendment today to H.R. 1213, a bill to repeal mandatory funding provided to the states to set up Health Benefit Exchanges as part of the historic health care reform law passed last year.  Health Benefit Exchanges are marketplace-like entities required by the health care reform law where people can shop around for different health care options.

April 1, 2011 In The News
by Melissa Evans

The one-year anniversary of the new health reform act will be marked today with celebratory success stories - and, for critics, renewed calls to appeal the landmark legislation.

A flurry of state and national groups have issued statements condemning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, warning of its cost and impact on free choice.

"Our health care system is too large and too complex to manage at the federal level," according to a statement by Health Care Compact Alliance, which advocates for state's rights.