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Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge Statement on President Trump’s Attack on Women’s Health

10.06.17   WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's decision to roll back contraceptive coverage provided to more than 62 million American women under the Affordable Care Act: "Today's actions by the Trump Administration are another thinly veiled attack on the right of women to make their own health care decisions. The Affordable Care Act gave millions of women control of their reproductive health and provided preventive servi… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Collapse of Latest Senate Trumpcare Bill

09.26.17   "Republicans promised for years to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with a better plan that lowers costs and improves coverage. The fact of the matter is that Republicans never had a plan that could achieve these goals. Just like the other failed versions of Trumpcare before it, this latest proposal would leave families paying more for worse coverage, strip guaranteed protections from individuals with pre-existing conditions, and impose a crushing age tax. This is not a step forward. … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on CBO Score of Latest Senate Trumpcare Bill

09.26.17   WASHINGTON - Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an initial analysis of the latest version of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill. "The Senate Republicans' rushed, last-ditch efforts to pass the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill without regular order has left CBO without time to provide a full assessment of the bill's impact on coverage and cost. However, CBO did proje… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare Bill

09.20.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after reports stated that Republicans are hoping to rush to a vote on their Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare bill with only a scant budget assessment, before the CBO can outline the full consequences of the bill for working families. "I'm disappointed that Congressional Republicans and the administration have abandoned bipartisan efforts to bring greater stability to the Marketplaces for 2018. Rather than working collaborati… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Anthem Decision to Remain in Virginia Marketplace

09.16.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after health insurer Anthem announced they would continue offering insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act throughout Virginia: "Anthem's decision to stay in the Virginia Marketplace is welcome news for hardworking Virginians across the Commonwealth. I am grateful to Governor McAuliffe for his hard work to ensure that Virginians have coverage options. However, the Trump Administration continues to put access t… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Anthem Decision to Remain in Virginia Marketplace

09.16.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after health insurer Anthem announced they would continue offering insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act throughout Virginia: "Anthem's decision to stay in the Virginia Marketplace is welcome news for hardworking Virginians across the Commonwealth. I am grateful to Governor McAuliffe for his hard work to ensure that Virginians have coverage options. However, the Trump Administration continues to put access t… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Trump Administration’s Sabotage of the Affordable Care Act

09.13.17   WASHINGTON - Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03), ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, issued the following statement after reports that the Trump Administration still has not made September's outreach payments to enrollment assistance groups. "Over the past few months, we have seen repeated attempts by the Trump Administration to sabotage the Affordable Care Act - from refusing to commit to paying the cost-sharing reduction payments that help make insurance affordable f… Continue Reading


Scott Statement On Optima Health's Decision To Scale Back Marketplace Participation

09.07.17   WASHINGTON - Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03), ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce issued the following statement after Optima Health announced it will pull out of parts of Virginia. "In a move that only hurts families and working people, Optima Health has announced that it would no longer sell health insurance plans in some areas of Virginia. This is yet another consequence of the Trump Administration's irresponsible actions - actions such as refusing to commit to offe… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on ACA

09.01.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced enormous cuts to critical funding that supports outreach efforts to ensure people get coverage in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces for the upcoming enrollment season: "This latest effort by the Trump Administration to weaken enrollment by significantly cutting funding for advertising and outreach efforts for the ACA is deeply troubling and will only cause chaos and u… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on CBO’s Report on Skyrocketing Premiums if Trump Administration Ends Cost-Sharing Payments

08.15.17   WASHINGTON - Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03), ranking member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its assessment of the impact of terminating cost-sharing payments. "Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office confirmed that the Trump administration's reckless actions continue to jeopardize access to health coverage for millions of Americans across the country. For months, the administration … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Republicans’ Failed Attempt to Repeal the ACA

07.28.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Senate failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA): "As I have said many times before, if we are going to change the Affordable Care Act, we should improve it, not make it worse. In the middle of the night, Senate Republicans finally unveiled another disastrous version of Trumpcare and then voted on the legislation after having only seen the text two hours earlier. Unfortunately, this version of Trumpca… Continue Reading


Democratic Health Leaders Urge Republicans to Work With Them to Improve the Affordable Care Act

07.28.17   Washington, D.C. - The Ranking Members of four House Committees with jurisdiction over health care expressed their willingness to work together with Republicans today to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a letter sent to the Chairmen of their respective committees, the four Democrats called on Republicans to set aside efforts to repeal the ACA and instead to focus on expanding access to health care and lowering the cost of coverage. The letter comes after the vote on Trumpcare faile… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Republicans’ Vote to Proceed with Trumpcare

07.25.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Senate voted on a motion to proceed on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. "The Affordable Care Act made great progress in improving access to health coverage. It did not solve every problem in health care, but regardless of what you think about the ACA, the Republicans' alternatives only make things worse. Every proposal they have offered results in less coverage and higher costs. If Congress is go… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Republicans’ Repeated Attempts to Repeal the ACA

07.20.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released a new score of the Republicans' bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA): "Yet again, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has released another report on Republicans' ongoing attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act - each report just as devastating than the last. Today, the CBO found that the Senate's latest Trumpcare bill would leave 22 mil… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on CBO Score of Republicans’ Latest Attempt to Repeal the ACA

07.19.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released a new score for the Republicans' bill to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA): "After multiple unsuccessful attempts at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Republicans are promising to dismantle the progress of the last seven years by repealing the ACA-with no alternative. All of their proposed 'solutions' result in fewer people with insurance and… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Collapse of Senate Trumpcare Bill

07.18.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced plans to vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement: "After multiple unsuccessful attempts at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republicans are promising to dismantle the progress of the last seven years by repealing the ACA-with no alternative. When Republicans say 'repeal and replace,' the only thing you can be sure … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Updated Trumpcare Legislation

07.14.17   "Over the past few weeks, Senate Republicans have continued to scramble to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with Trumpcare. During this time, they have done nothing to fix the underlying damage that Trumpcare will cause - the erosion of protections for Americans with pre-existing medical conditions and a crippling age tax on seniors. While a Congressional Budget Office assessment is necessary to determine the full impact of the legislation, the new version only tinkers around the e… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on CBO Score of Senate Republicans’ Trumpcare Bill

06.26.17   WASHINGTON - Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released an initial analysis of the Senate's version of Trumpcare. "Analysis from the Congressional Budget Office again confirms that the Republicans' efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will be devastating for millions of Americans. The Senate Republicans' changes to Trumpcare makes a markedly bad bill no better. Instead… Continue Reading


Scott Commemorates Olmstead Anniversary, Denounces Impact of Trumpcare on Americans with Disabilities

06.22.17   WASHINGTON - Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement today marking the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C.which held that people with disabilities have the right to live in their communities under the Americans with Disabilities Act: "Today we mark the anniversary of the Olmstead decision - a tremendous civil rights victory for Americans with disabilities. In its ruling 18 years ago, the Suprem… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Senate Republicans’ TrumpCare Bill

06.22.17   WASHINGTON - Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Senate Republicans released their version of Trumpcare: "Last month, House Republicans passed their bill, Trumpcare, without a Congressional Budget Office score detailing the legislation's impact on coverage, cost, and the economy. Now, the Senate is rushing to pass a bill in secret in just one week. Today, we got our first glimpse of the Senate's new Trumpcare. This… Continue Reading

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