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Edwards Denounces Latest Republican Attempt to Scare Americans from Signing up for Health Care



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2013
 
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Edwards Denounces Latest Republican Attempt to Scare Americans from Signing up for Health Care
 
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-04) released the following statement today after House Republicans passed HR 3811, the “Exchange Security and Transparency Act.” The legislation places unique security requirements to the Affordable Care Act’s website that would not apply to any other federal or private website. The bill passed the House, and marks the 47th time that House Republicans have voted to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act.
 
“House Republicans have failed at every turn to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and are now determined to scare Americans from signing up on healthcare.gov with bogus privacy and security claims,” said Congresswoman Edwards. “Thankfully, Americans are far too smart to be duped by this latest attack. Millions are signing up across the country. They’re discovering that women are not being charged higher prices, no one is being denied coverage based on a pre-existing condition, and health care costs are growing at their lowest rates in 50 years. These are the facts of the Affordable Care Act, despite how many votes Republicans hold to the contrary.”