Transcript: Rep. Gerry Connolly’s remarks on repealing the Affordable Care Act

Edited by Jenny Jiang

Transcript of House floor remarks by Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) opposing the repeal  of the Affordable Care Act (July 10, 2012):

Here are the top 10 reforms that Republicans want to repeal with their death panel tomorrow:

  • Discounts in prescription drugs savings seniors $600 a year
  • Parents offering health care coverage to their children under the age of 26
  • Protections from bankruptcy in the event of a catastrophic illness
  • Free preventive screening and wellness visits every year
  • Reforms stretching Medicare Advantage resulting in a 70% drop from premiums for the first time ever and a 10% increase in enrollment
  • 151,000 average rebates this year alone from insurance companies to consumers all over the country
  • Protections from having coverage rescinded arbitrarily by insurance bureaucrats
  • Tax credits to small businesses to help defer the costs of offering coverage for their employees
  • And finally, guaranteed medical coverage even if you discover you have a pre-existing condition in America

Ladies and gentlemen, let us not repeal these reforms with Republican death panels.



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