Statements about Health Care
"Ohio companies export more goods and services globally than 41 other states."
"Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of (Medicare’s) health care costs."
Says Texas has the nation’s most uninsured residents.
"When the Affordable Care Act was signed, 17 million American children" had a pre-existing condition and were "uninsurable."
"Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available."
Says Texas is "last in mental health expenditures."
Says the pension and health benefits reform "eliminated collective bargaining for health benefits."
"Eighty percent of those who have applied for licenses have no cancer, no Parkinson's disease or glaucoma. They have nothing you would associate [with] the use of medical marijuana."
"States have cumulatively cut over $1.8 billion from their mental health services between 2009 and 2011. This is the largest reduction in state mental health services in half a century."
People committed involuntarily for 72 hours under the Baker Act will get their guns back "automatically and immediately upon discharge....and their commitment is never entered into a background check database."
The tax penalty that the government imposes if you don't buy health insurance "is lower than it would have cost to buy insurance."
"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."
Members of Congress "specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed, such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment" ... (and) from the healthcare reform."
Obamacare includes "a $63 charge every American will begin paying (in 2013) as a way to cover some of the increased costs associated with providing health insurance to those with pre-existing conditions."
Says Texas is "dead last in support for mental health."
Says a federal plan to expand Medicaid would cost Florida taxpayers $26 billion over 10 years.
Says that according to "many reports and even our own data," the state of Texas spent more through Medicaid on orthodontia than all other states combined.
The so-called doc fix in the fiscal cliff deal will cut payments "for treating illnesses disproportionately impacting minorities, including end stage renal disease and diabetes."
"Individuals with mental illnesses die an average of 25 years earlier than those without a mental illness."
Milwaukee County government employees pay "much more" for their health care than City of Milwaukee or State of Wisconsin employees.
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