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SARBANES VOTES AGAINST HEALTH CARE REPEAL
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- 1/19/2011

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Sarbanes voted against legislation to repeal the new health insurance reform law when it passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 245 to 189.

“Americans are literally sick and tired of being pushed around by powerful health insurance companies,” said Sarbanes. “We cannot allow opponents of reform to undermine the work we’ve done to put patients and doctors back in charge of their health care decisions.”

The repeal will eliminate critical patient rights, give control of the American health care system back to big insurance companies and add an estimated $230 billion to the deficit. Seniors will pay more for prescription drugs and preventive care, young adults will be dropped from their parent's plans and children with pre-existing conditions will lose their coverage.

“I strongly believe that the health care law will expand health coverage and improve the quality of care for Americans,” he said. “I will fight against any legislation to repeal the health care law and revert back to the status quo.”

Congressman Sarbanes communicated his position on the health care repeal through this letter to his constituents immediately following the vote.

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John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes
John Sarbanes