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Insko: Two years later, health care reform seen as a “huge victory” (video)

Posted By Clayton Henkel On March 20, 2012 @ 8:02 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

This week, health care activists are marking the second year anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the national health care reform law.

Today at the legislature, the Regional Director of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services will join with women’s organizations, health care advocacy and consumer groups to show their support for Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Because of the Act, millions of women have expanded access to basic health care, such as mammograms and Pap smears. They can also no longer be dropped from their health insurance when they need it most.

State Representative Verla Insko [1] was among a group of 31 NC legislators who signed on to an amicus brief [2]with the US Supreme Court in January supporting the constitutionality of the ACA.

Insko, who joined us last weekend on News & Views,  notes the Affordable Care Act provides a 50% discount on prescription drugs for Medicare recipients in the coverage gap known as the “donut hole.” and by 2014 insurance companies will be required to provide coverage for those with a “pre-existing condition.”

This week’s celebrations come just days before the U.S. Supreme Court will be hear arguments on the constitutionality of several aspects of the ACA.  Rep. Insko believes the High Court will uphold the law.

To hear a portion of  her radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below. To hear the full interview, visit the radio interview section [3] of the N.C. Policy Watch website:

YouTube Preview Image [4]

 


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[1] State Representative Verla Insko: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=46

[2] amicus brief : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2012/01/11/nc-rep-verla-insko-nc-legislators-joining-amicus-brief-supporting-affordable-care-act/

[3] radio interview section: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/category/radioandvideo/radio-interviews/

[4] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a80SdN-hKpE

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