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Scott Statement on Administration's Irresponsible Actions to Sabotage Health Care

10.12.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after President Trump signed yet another executive order (EO) undermining the progress of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "Despite the inability of Congress to pass legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the administration continues to take actions to sabotage the law. The newly released executive order calls on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury to roll back health coverage … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare Bill

09.20.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after reports stated that Republicans are hoping to rush to a vote on their Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare bill with only a scant budget assessment, before the CBO can outline the full consequences of the bill for working families. "I'm disappointed that Congressional Republicans and the administration have abandoned bipartisan efforts to bring greater stability to the Marketplaces for 2018. Rather than working collaborati… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Anthem Decision to Remain in Virginia Marketplace

09.16.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after health insurer Anthem announced they would continue offering insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act throughout Virginia: "Anthem's decision to stay in the Virginia Marketplace is welcome news for hardworking Virginians across the Commonwealth. I am grateful to Governor McAuliffe for his hard work to ensure that Virginians have coverage options. However, the Trump Administration continues to put access t… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on ACA

09.01.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced enormous cuts to critical funding that supports outreach efforts to ensure people get coverage in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces for the upcoming enrollment season: "This latest effort by the Trump Administration to weaken enrollment by significantly cutting funding for advertising and outreach efforts for the ACA is deeply troubling and will only cause chaos and u… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Collapse of Senate Trumpcare Bill

07.18.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced plans to vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement: "After multiple unsuccessful attempts at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Republicans are promising to dismantle the progress of the last seven years by repealing the ACA-with no alternative. When Republicans say 'repeal and replace,' the only thing you can be sure … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Senate Republicans’ Trumpcare Bill

06.22.17   WASHINGTON - Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Senate Republicans released their version of Trumpcare: "Last month, House Republicans passed their bill, Trumpcare, without a Congressional Budget Office score detailing the legislation's impact on coverage, cost, and the economy. Now, the Senate is rushing to pass a bill in secret in just one week. Today, we got our first glimpse of the Senate's new Trumpcare. This… Continue Reading


Scott, Pallone, Neal Blast Executive Order Targeting Vital Health Services

05.04.17   WASHINGTON - Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) today released the following statement on the Trump Administration's executive order subverting civil rights protections under the guise of religious freedom: "As if working to take away coverage from 24 million Americans and raising health care costs for everyone else wasn't… Continue Reading


Scott Denounces House Republicans’ Passage of Trumpcare

05.04.17   WASHINGTON - Today, House Republicans voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare. House Republicans forced the vote without a Congressional Budget Office score of how the final legislation will affect America's families and the economy. Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) spoke on the House Floor against the bill. "A few facts about the situation since the passage of the Affordable Care Act: costs have gone up at the slowest rate in 50 years. Pre-existing conditi… Continue Reading


Scott: Association Health Plans Shift Costs Onto Workers

03.22.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, by a vote of 236-175, largely on party lines: "H.R. 1101 would undermine the progress made under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), weaken state-level consumer protections and shift costs onto working people. This association health plan idea has been studied for years and it has been concluded that it's a bad idea. Under the A… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on CBO Analysis of Republican Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

03.13.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office announced that 24 million more Americans would be uninsured under the Republicans' Pay More For Less bill. "The Congressional Budget Office has confirmed what we already knew - that millions of Americans would lose access to affordable health insurance under the Republican plan. This proposal was put together without considering the fundamental principles of arithmetic. By skewi… Continue Reading


Committee Republicans Pass Health Care Proposals That Would Harm Working Families

03.08.17   WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on Education and the Workforce held a markup on H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, H.R. 1304 the Self-Insurance Protection Act, and H.R. 1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act. These three proposals would weaken insurance protections for consumers, shift costs onto working people, and undermine civil rights and privacy protections of employees. "H.R. 1101, H.R. 1304, and H.R. 1313 do nothing to help insulate the American people from… Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Republican ACA Repeal Bill

03.06.17   WASHINGTON - Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after Republicans finally released their proposal to Make America Sick Again. "The Republican bill to repeal the ACA is fundamentally flawed, because it purports to cover pre-existing conditions without an individual mandate. In states that have tried this, the markets have gone into total chaos. Furthermore, the tax credits proposed are likely to be insufficient for low-inc… Continue Reading


Committee Learns Republican Healthcare Proposals Would Harm Working Families

03.01.17   WASHINGTON - Today, the Committee on Education and the Workforce held a hearing on H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act, and discussion drafts for the Self-Insurance Protection Act and the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act. These three proposals would weaken insurance protections for consumers and shift costs onto workers. The hearing also served as a distraction from the fact that Congressional Republicans still have no plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "While… Continue Reading


Democratic Health Leaders Blast Proposed CMS Marketplace Rule

02.15.17   WASHINGTON - Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), and Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today released the following joint statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule affecting the Health Insurance Marketplace. "The Trump Administration's proposed rule continues Republican efforts to rip away health security from … Continue Reading


Democrats Highlight Impact of Reckless ACA Repeal on Our Nation’s Children

02.08.17   WASHINGTON - Today, Ranking Member Bobby Scott was joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., Ranking Member Richard Neal, Ranking Member John Yarmuth, Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman, President of the National Association of School Nurses Beth Mattey, parents and advocates for a press conference to highlight how Republican plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will harm children. Medicaid is vital… Continue Reading


Democratic Health Leaders Seek Answers from Trump Administration on Efforts to Sabotage ACA Open Enrollment

01.30.17   WASHINGTON - Today, Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) sent a letter to the Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to request further details on the Trump Administration's decision to halt advertising and outreach activities for Healthcare.gov ahead of the crucial January 31st deadline for open enrollment. "We are deeply … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Halt Health Care Enrollment Outreach to Families

01.27.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement amid reports that the Trump administration has ended outreach and advertising that provides America's families and working people with information on how to enroll for health insurance at HealthCare.gov: "The Trump Administration's decision to halt outreach and advertising is designed to undercut ACA enrollment during the peak period for enrollment. In the three years since the ACA Marketplaces began, the final day… Continue Reading


Scott: Total Chaos if Obamacare is Repealed

01.13.17   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (Va-03) spoke on the House Floor today against the Republican's budget resolution, which would begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act. Below is a transcript of his remarks as delivered: "Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this budget resolution and its intent to compromise the health insurance for all Americans. "Republicans continue to pursue the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, root and branch, despite the fact that there is no cred… Continue Reading


Committee Leaders Call for Hearings on Impact of ACA Repeal Before Any Action in the House

01.12.17   WASHINGTON - Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) sent a letter to the Chairmen of their respective committees today requesting public hearings immediately on the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through budget reconciliation. The three Democratic Committee leaders wrote that public deliberations are essential before any action is taken. … Continue Reading


Scott Statement on Consequences of GOP’s Partial Repeal Plan for the Affordable Care Act

12.07.16   WASHINGTON - Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) released the following statement on the Urban Institute's new report detailing the impact of Republicans' plan to partially repeal the Affordable Care Act: "The Urban Institute's report shows that plans to repeal large parts of the ACA through a special budget procedure - without any viable or serious alternative - could result in drastic consequences for millions of people. According to this report, a partial repeal with no replacement would le… Continue Reading

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