Monday, December 16, 2013

Should people know what their ACA policies cover?

Remember when HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius promised transparency on abortion coverage in Affordable Care Act policies?



Specifically, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) asked “Can you provide for the committee the list of insurers in the federal exchange who do not offer as part of their package abortion coverage?”

Sebelius replied saying “I can do that sir…We should be able to do it…I know that is the plan, I will get that information…”

CNN remembers:


To date the Secretary has not provided the list discussed at the October 30 hearing.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Remembering the Victims of New York's Derailment

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 MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR VICTIMS OF NEW YORK'S DERAILMENT ON METRO-NORTH

  (Mr. SEAN PATRICK MALONEY of New York asked and was given permission 
to address the House for 1 minute.)
  Mr. SEAN PATRICK MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, my colleagues, 
tonight on Forest Lane in Cold Spring, my friend Jim Lovell won't be 
coming home. His children, Brooke and Jack and Finn and Hudson, the 
youngest who goes to school with my little girls in Cold Spring and who 
has played in my house, will be missing the father they love and a 
beloved member of the community because he was one of the four victims 
on the Metro-North train that derailed on Sunday.

  We all are saddened and heartbroken by this tragic event. I stand 
here with my colleagues from New York to honor the four victims and the 
dozens of injured. New York lost a devoted father in Jim Lovell; but, 
of course, we also lost a loving sister in Donna Smith from Newburgh, a 
caring nurse from Queens named Kisook Ahn, and James Ferrari, a 
hardworking husband from Montrose.

  I know my colleagues, Nita Lowey who represents Montrose and Jim 
Crowley who represents Queens and Eliot Engel who represents the 
district where the accident occurred, and I who represent two of the 
victims join with all of you in standing to offer a moment of silence 
in honor of those killed and of those injured. I ask that we do so now.