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					    OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE ANNA G. ESHOO (CA -14)

For Immediate Release                                           Contact: Charles Stewart
July 11, 2012                                                            (202) 225-8104
http://eshoo.house.gov                                   charles.stewart@mail.house.gov

        ESHOO STATEMENT ON VOTE AGAINST
               HEALTH LAW REPEAL
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) released the following
statement today after voting against the Patients’ Rights Repeal Act, a Republican-led
effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, stripping millions of Americans of their access
to affordable health care:
“A vote to repeal the health care law is a vote to deny millions of Americans access to
affordable health care coverage. In California’s 14th Congressional District, 36,000
children are no longer denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition; nearly 5,000
young adults up to the age of 26 have been able to stay insured under their parents’ plan;
thousands of seniors have received prescription drug discounts worth millions in savings;
and over 100,000 adults now have health insurance that covers preventive services without
paying any co-pays, co-insurance, or deductibles. These numbers cannot be ignored.

“Our country deserves something better than outrageous healthcare costs, bankruptcies
caused by a single illness, and a system that allows health insurance companies to run
amok with impunity. I’m proud to have voted against repealing the health law today and
will continue my efforts to uphold the most successful health insurance reforms in the
history of our country.”
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