Statements about Health Care

Says Congressman Bill Pascrell "voted to remove the public option from the Affordable Health Care Act."

Says under the new health care law "the patient-doctor relationship will be eliminated."

"A clear majority of Americans support removing the cost-sharing requirement for prescription contraceptive coverage."

"New Jersey has the second highest rate of institutionalization" of people with developmental disabilities "in America. Only Texas puts more of its citizens -- confines more of its citizens -- to institutions than New Jersey. "

Says "sixty-two percent of small businesses over the last five years went under because they couldn't pay their health care bills."

Says America spends "over 17 percent of its GDP on health care costs when our closest competitor nations are spending about 12."

"You’re paying for...(state Sen. Diane Allen’s) health care, and she took yours away."

Says the national heath care reform is "a government takeover of health care."

"New Jersey's poverty rate has increased since this governor took office and the number of New Jerseyans without health insurance has risen."

Says "any attempt to try to compare" the Massachusetts health care law with the federal health care law is "completely, intellectually dishonest. Governor Romney did not raise one tax in doing what he did."

Says the state’s pension and health benefits reform includes "the destruction of public sector collective bargaining rights."

"One in every five families in the state of New Jersey has a loved one with a mental illness, a serious mental illness, and today, we don’t care." 

Says Planned Parenthood provides about 140 visits for prenatal care in each state.  

Says the average government worker won't be impacted in the first two years under the reform of state health benefits.

"This governor has cut funding repeatedly for people who have AIDS, who need drugs to save their life."

"Only the State of New York spends more money on Medicaid than the State of New Jersey."

Says six of the state’s 58 family planning centers had to close because of Gov. Chris Christie’s budget cuts.

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