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Miller on Protecting the Affordable Care Act

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Published on Jul 11, 2012

For the 31st time this Congress, the House Republicans are trying to put insurance companies back in charge of America's health care.

The House Republicans are preoccupied with taking away the patient protections while they are keeping their own protections.

I recently got a letter from a woman who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She told me how vital this law was. Her husband is self-employed. He has diabetes, and thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the husband will finally have access to quality affordable coverage -- quality affordable coverage. Thanks to this law insurance companies won't be allowed to deny her coverage.

And Annie's son, a 25-year-old, thanks to this law, is able to get on his mother's health care plan and save the family money.

Today the Republicans want to take that away. They want to takeaway these protections and benefits these American families haven't had in the past.

Today the Republicans in the congress want to put the insurance companies back in the business. The same insurance companies that took away your policy, when your child was born with a disability. The same insurance companies that didn't allow to you have cancer surgery because had you a lifetime limit or pre-existing condition. The same insurance companies that decided that your children would be kicked off their policies when you're 18.

I don't think we should go where repeal brings you America, but that's what that's what the Republican plan is: to give it all back to the insurance companies after 100 years of struggling to take it away.

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