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Do You Know You’ll Be Fined for Going Without Health Insurance This Year?
January 17, 2020
According to results of a recent survey, 56 percent of uninsured Californians are unaware of the new mandate. The study, conducted by Covered California – the state’s independent government insurance exchange – also “found that avoiding the penalty motivates those with health insurance to keep their coverage and encourages the uninsured to sign up.” ... read more »
Rep. Waters Statement on the Appeals Court Ruling that a Provision of Obamacare is Unconstitutional
January 3, 2020
“I am deeply disappointed by the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to support the Republicans in their relentless campaign to repeal Obamacare and strip away its protections for people with pre-existing conditions.  This case is further evidence that Republicans will stop at nothing to strike down Obamacare and take away health coverage from millions of Americans. ... read more »
Happy Holidays from Rep. Maxine Waters
December 19, 2019
Happy holidays to all of the families in the 43rd District and the entire Greater Los Angeles community! I am so grateful to have spent this holiday season sharing in the spirit of giving with so many organizations who are ensuring that our neighbors who are need of support have an enjoyable holiday season. ... read more »
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Senator Schumer: Trump and Barr Threaten African American Gains Under Obamacare
April 12, 2019
Schumer noted that African American gains under the health care legislation, commonly known as Obamacare, are threatened by Trump and Attorney General William Barr as the Justice Department has argued in federal court that the law is unconstitutional and should be struck down – “Not just vital insurance reforms like protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions, as they had first argued last year,” Schumer said. ... read more »
Rep. Moore Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and How the ACA Saved Her Life
February 7, 2019
In a televised interview, Moore revealed her cancer diagnosis and where she believes she’d be if it weren’t for former President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation which allows her to afford the treatments and necessary medication to fight the deadly disease. ... read more »
Rep. Waters Statement on Texas Judge Ruling Obamacare Unconstitutional
December 18, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement in response to the ruling of a federal judge in Texas that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is unconstitutional:  ... read more »
Deadline Extended to Dec. 21 for Health Coverage Starting Jan. 1, in Response to Enrollment Surge and Texas Court Ruling
December 18, 2018
The Dec. 14 Texas District Court’s ruling (U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Texas v. United States of America) on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act HAS NO IMPACT on Covered California’s open enrollment period currently underway. ... read more »
WATCH: Former President Barack Obama Reminds Folks Healthcare Open Enrollment Ends Dec 15! Stop By Los Angeles Sentinel Dec 13 to Sign Up!
December 10, 2018
Stop by the Los Angeles Sentinel on Thurs. December 13 for “Food Truck Thursday” and Sign Up for Obamacare A.K.A. the Affordable Care Act from 11am -3pm! ... read more »
Covered California’s Open Enrollment Is off to a Solid Start as the First Key Deadline Approaches
December 4, 2018
·       More than 90,500 new consumers selected a plan through Nov. 30. ·       While plan selections are ahead of the pace set in 2016, when Covered California also delayed its marketing until after Election Day, ... read more »
Lauren Underwood Set to be Sworn In as the Youngest Black Women Elected to Congress
December 3, 2018
Part of the ‘blue wave” that hit Republicans in the 2018 mid-terms came from young women and one of those women came from Illinois. Lauren Underwood defeated Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren for Illinois’ ... read more »
Maxine Waters Talks Obamacare Open Enrollment and Plans for 2019 as Chair of the Financial House Committee
November 29, 2018
2019 means big changes for U.S. House of Representatives and member Maxine Waters stands to be a major part of that change. ... read more »
Does Democratic Takeover of the House Mean the ACA is Safe?
November 22, 2018
The Affordable Care Act of 2010, also known as “Obamacare,” is one of the most consequential acts of Congress in the 21st Century, especially for African Americans. The ACA slashed the Black uninsured rate by 40%. ... read more »
McCain Leaves Mixed Legacy Among Some Black Californians, His Vote On Healthcare May Change Their View
August 30, 2018
The news is currently filled with stories about the life of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona.) McCain was involved with several major events of the last 50 years, such as the Vietnam War, where he was a POW, and his 2008 presidential campaign, which he lost to the first black president, Barack Obama. ... read more »
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