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Herrera Beutler Supports Resolution to Create New Health Care Reform

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Washington, January 20, 2011 | comments
Following yesterday’s successful bipartisan vote by Congress to repeal last year’s health care overhaul, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler voted today to set the stage for replacing Obamacare with patient-centered solutions.

In addition, Herrera Beutler supported an amendment to provide a “doc fix” so that doctors can continue to afford treating seniors in Southwest Washington. Herrera Beutler released the following statement in response to Thursday’s votes:

“Now we begin making progress to lower the cost of health care for every single resident of Southwest Washington. I won’t cease working on patient-centered solutions to our health care crisis until small businesses can afford to cover their employees, individuals struggling to find work can afford to go to the doctor and families have access to quality health care.”

The amendment, introduced by Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), would instruct the committees to provide a permanent fix to Medicare physician reimbursement payments. The effort to replace Obamacare with new solutions was House Resolution 9, which directed congressional committees to produce new, replacement legislation to fix America’s health care system. Both proposals were passed with bipartisan support.
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