Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Health Care

Health Care

 “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 

Every person in the 7th Congressional District, Alabama and across America deserves access to affordable, quality health care, whether you live in a city or a small town.  That is why I strongly support President Obama’s health care plan and the health care reform signed in to law last March.
We cannot return this country to the defective status quo that left 30 million Americans without insurance.  The health care law put Americans back in charge of their own health care.  Millions of American families now have access to health care benefits and protections that are improving their everyday lives, a new incentive system is being implemented to encourage better coordination and quality of medical care for all patients by rewarding providers for the value rather than quantity of medical services delivered and patients are better informed, making them more value-conscious consumers. 
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the discriminatory practices of insurance companies that deny care based on pre-existing conditions have been put to a stop. Out-of-pocket expenses that insurance companies have imposed on my constituents will now be capped, protecting Alabama and the 7th Congressional District's residents from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs.  This legislation also eliminates lifetime caps and annual caps on people who have paid for insurance, ensuring that the 2.5 million Alabama residents with private insurance coverage never have to worry about their coverage running out and facing catastrophic out-of-pocket costs, and tightly regulates insurance plans’ use of annual limits to ensure access to needed care.  This will protect the 2.3 million residents of Alabama with health insurance from their employer, along with anyone who signs up with a new insurance plan in Alabama.

For more information concerning my work and views on the issue of Health Care, please contact my Washington, DC office.
I look forward to your feedback.
Thank you.


More on Health Care

Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

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.

Aug 6, 2015 Press Release

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.  

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

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.

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

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.

Feb 3, 2015 Press Release

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:

Dec 19, 2013 In The News
GROVE HILL, Alabama – The Affordable Care Act has taken a beating since the ill-fated launch of the government’s enrollment website in October. 

But not in this audience.

It was important, Sewell said, that every health plan contain a bare minimum set of standards.

Dec 12, 2013 In The News

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.

Dec 9, 2013 Press Release

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.  

Nov 15, 2013 Press Release

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: