Statements about Health Care
Says the federal health care law upheld by the Supreme Court "has improved or saved the lives of more than 4,000 Texans" otherwise prevented from obtaining health coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
Says because of Texas lawmakers’ choices, "hundreds of thousands of women no longer have access to basic medical care, life-saving cancer screenings and contraception."
"The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office concluded ObamaCare will cost the U.S. more than 800,000 jobs."
"Nearly 45 percent of the women who receive health screenings through (the Women’s Health Program) do so at a Planned Parenthood health center."
Says that in fiscal year 2010, "nearly 80 percent of women served" in the Texas Women’s Health Program received services from a provider other than a Planned Parenthood clinic.
A study says Massachusetts has lost 18,000 jobs because residents were required to obtain health insurance under an act signed into law by Mitt Romney.
Says IBM leader told Obama that using IBM technology to cut fraud could "pay for" health care reform.
President Obama plans to "impose a tax of at least 23 percent on the Medicare prescription drug benefit for low-income beneficiaries."
"Romneycare was model for Obamacare."
Says that in 2001, Rick Perry spoke favorably of binational health insurance between Mexico and Texas.
Says Rick Perry wrote a letter "supporting Hillarycare."
Says he "got lobbied" by a woman with late-stage cancer about vaccinating Texas girls against a virus that can cause cervical cancer.
"Obesity kills 34 children per hour."
Says state budget deal between Texas House and Senate leaders "funds nursing homes, our public schools and universities and provides financial aid for college students."
Says the Texas Board of Nursing has a backlog of "3,000 complaints against nurses, many of them sexual assaults, malfeasance."
"43,000 people are going to be kicked out of nursing homes or denied nursing home entrance" if the Texas House version of the state budget passes into law.
"Ninety percent of Texans say they do not want the nursing homes to close. It polls higher than anything else."
Says women who need a sonogram in the eighth to 10th week of pregnancy have to get a transvaginal sonogram.
Texas "ranks third in teen pregnancies... and it is No. 1 in repeat teen pregnancies."
Texas leads "the nation in the percentage of residents without health insurance."
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