“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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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.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-7) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 596, a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety:
More than a hundred people gathered at the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church Wednesday night to learn about the Affordable Care Act and the enrollment healthcare coverage process.
The office of Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) hosted an ACA Marketplace Education and Enrollment Workshop Wednesday that featured general information on the ACA and the health insurance marketplace.
SELMA, AL–On Wednesday December 11th, the office of Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) will host an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace Education and Enrollment Workshop in Selma. The workshop will feature general information on the ACA and the health insurance marketplace. Attendees will also hear presentations from navigators which will include information on how to enroll for healthcare coverage.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s Plan to Help Consumers Facing Cancellations to their Healthcare Insurance Policies: