Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Invokes Tucson Hero's Plea To Defend Health Care Reform
Republicans in Congress have passed a bill to Kill Healthcare Reform. While they are aiming to deny Healthcare to the American people, Republicans are refusing to give up their own Government Healthcare. Most Americans see this as duplicitous.
What are the Republicans trying to eliminate:
Affordable Care Act:
. No more denial of service for pre-existing conditions
. No more denial of adult children/dependents
. Medicare: Reduction of the "donut hole" with compensation for Seniors.
Only 18% of the American People want to "Repeal the Bill."
HP reports: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Invokes Tucson Hero's Plea To Defend Health Care Reform
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), a close friend of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and one of the most supportive legislators regarding helping those in the tragedy in Arizona, said Wednesday that one of the heroes of the shooting in Tucson was opposed to the House GOP's effort to repeal health care reform, and that others should stand with her in resistance to the measure. "Normally I would step to a microphone like this and tell a story about the impact that decision might have on a constituent in my district," Wasserman Schultz said at a press briefing. "Instead what I'm going to do is share with you what Pat Maisch -- who was the hero who dropped the second magazine out of the gunman's hand during the tragedy in Tucson -- what she planned to say to Gabby Giffords when she was waiting on line to talk to her."
Wasserman Schultz explained that Maisch had told her she wanted to see the health care overhaul signed into law last year maintained, and asked the Democratic congresswoman to do everything she could to ensure that it was given a chance to be fully implemented. She also lamented what she saw as the aggressive tone that Republicans had adopted in combatting the legislation. "Heed the words of Pat Maisch, heed the words of millions needing health care," Wasserman Schultz said in defense of health care reform on the floor of the House later Wednesday morning, according to The New York Times.