“As your Member of Congress, I remain committed to protecting the significant strides we have made and ensuring all Americans can receive the quality and affordable healthcare they deserve.”
-Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell
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Washington, D.C. – Today, Republican leadership pulled the GOP healthcare repeal bill off the House floor minutes before a vote was going to be held on the legislation.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released projections of how many Americans would gain or lose insurance under the Republican proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act as well as cost projections for the proposed bill. The CBO analysis comes nearly a week after the Ways & Means Committee considered and voted to advance the Republican repeal bill. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell voted against the repeal bill in committee.
Washington, D.C. – At a Ways & Means Committee bill hearing Thursday morning, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-D) spoke out against the Republican repeal bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. At the time of the hearing, the Congressional Budget Office had not yet released any estimate for the cost or impact of the Republican repeal bill. Calling for a delay of the Committee’s vote on the GOP repeal bill, Congresswoman Sewell cited worse coverage standards, increased health expenses for families, and the bill’s unknown price tag and impact as major concerns.
Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, the House Ways & Means Committee considered amendments to the Republican health plan and voted to advance the bill in Congress, despite not yet having any estimate for the bill’s cost or impact from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-D) offered amendments to the bill that would prohibit increases in taxes and medical costs for rural farmers and prevent rural hospital closures. The amendments offered by Rep.
Washington, D.C. – On Monday, Republicans in Congress released legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. The GOP health bill would make large cuts to Medicaid, destabilize Medicare by reducing funding for the Medicare trust fund, and increase health costs for working and low-income families. Estimates suggest that 357,000 Alabamians are at risk of losing their coverage if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed.
Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell and Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN) introduced the Fair Medicare Hospital Payments Act of 2016 (H.R. 4428), a bipartisan bill that increases Medicare reimbursements for rural hospitals in Alabama and other states with large rural populations.
Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-7) released the following statement after the Alabama State House passed a General Fund Budget that includes a $156 million cut to the state Medicaid Agency:
“I am outraged that the Alabama State House of Representatives cut $156 million from the Alabama Medicaid Agency. This is a fiscally and morally deplorable way to cover the state’s budget shortfall. The impact on Children’s Hospital, rural hospitals and nursing homes would be devastating, if not fatal.
Congresswoman Terri Sewell released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision in King v. Burwell:
“The Supreme Court has once again affirmed that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is a victory for the 132,000 Alabamians who will be able to keep their health insurance, including 17,000 of my constituents in the 7th Congressional District.
Access to quality and affordable healthcare should be a right and not a privilege.
To date, 29 states, including the District of Columbia, have made the critically important decision to expand Medicaid. I urge the State of Alabama to expand Medicaid without delay. Alabama's reluctance to expand Medicaid has placed access to quality health care out of reach for too many of our state's working poor families and individuals.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Terri Sewell voted in favor of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, which reforms the flawed Medicare physician payment system.