Statements about Health Care
"We have $60 billion in 2010 in Medicare fraud."
The polls "show over half of Americans identify themselves as being pro-life."
"If you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8 percent sales tax on it."
"In 1790, the first Congress, which was packed with framers, required all ship owners to provide medical insurance for seamen; in 1798, Congress also required seamen to buy hospital insurance for themselves. In 1792, Congress enacted a law mandating that all able-bodied citizens obtain a firearm."
"The American healthcare system burns 18 percent of our national GDP. Nobody else is close."
"Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended."
"Health care is the greatest contribution to spending increases in the state budget."
"A family of four can make up to $88,000 a year and still get a subsidy for health insurance" under the new federal health care law.
Rhode Island spends "52 percent more per capita on human service programs than the national average."
The WIC program "is an incredibly cost effective program, serving nearly 10 million Americans each year and costing less than $100 per person. In my district, more than 18 percent of residents suffer from food insecurity and depend on WIC to make ends meet."
"The new beverage tax will increase the cost of sodas, juice drinks, sports drinks, iced teas, and flavored water up to 50%."
"I'm well aware that medical marijuana is a recognized, medical, viable treatment for this sort of [pancreas] pain condition."
Three courts have found the new health care law constitutional and two have found it unconstitutional.
Says Sheldon Whitehouse said on Senate floor: "Everybody in Rhode Island who disagrees with me about Obamacare is an Aryan, is a white supremacist."
"Illegal aliens cost the state of Rhode Island $400 million a year."
"Rhode Island has the highest percentage of uninsured adults of any state in New England."
She "led the fight to stop health insurance rate hikes and saved Rhode Island families over $150 million."
Rhode Island gives undocumented pregnant women health insurance, plus a cash card "with $400 a month on it" and "$250 a month or $275 a month to spend on food."
"1 in 4 Rhode Islanders under the age of 65 does not have health insurance."
Blue Cross headquarters has "a $30,000 granite table."
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