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In Floor Speech, King Calls on Senate to Oppose Resolution Jeopardizing Women’s Access to Health Care
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to a resolution currently under consideration by the Senate that would jeopardize access to federal funding for 44 health care centers serving more than 20,000 people across Maine.
“I’ve sat in this body for four years and heard people talking about how consumers and patients should be able to choose their physicians. They should be able to choose their health care options. This was a basic principle and one of the arguments we heard as we discussed other health care issues in this body,” Senator King said. “Well, this Congressional Review Act provision would take that choice away of who they want their care to come from, and I think that is a grave disservice to those citizens – many of whom are low-income, many of whom are covered by Medicaid, many of whom do not have private health insurance.”