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Gwen Moore Shares Cancer Diagnosis During Obamacare Hearing

Gwen Moore Shares Cancer Diagnosis During Obamacare Hearing

The Affordable Care Act guaranteed that more than 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions could get and keep health insurance coverage. During a Tuesday House Ways & Means Committee hearing focused on Obamacare and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) shared her cancer diagnosis. She said that she has been fighting Small Cell Lymphoma for ten months, though she is now in remission. "This is a cancer I will live with for the rest of my life, but, because of my high-quality healthcare and insurance coverage, it is not a cancer I will die from," Moore said in a statement. "Republicans have voted to defund, undercut, and undermine our country’s health care system. They have made it clear as day that they care more about the cost of the ACA than the value of human life. I am announcing my remission today to remind everyone on this committee that I am a living example of the lifesaving value of essential health benefits.” Read her full statement here.

Mazie Hirono Wants the Government to Hurry with Furloughed Workers’ Back Pay

Mazie Hirono Wants the Government to Hurry with Furloughed Workers’ Back Pay

Latino Victory Fund Names Key Staff

Latino Victory Fund Names Key Staff