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THE ESSENTIALS FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, isn’t perfect and I believe changes can be made to improve it. But the Republican-controlled Congress seems determined to replace our healthcare law. I will demand that any new healthcare legislation continues to provide access to affordable healthcare coverage as well as the following:

1. Protect Americans with preexisting conditions
2. Strengthen Medicare 
3. Allow young people to stay on their parents’ plan until the age of 26
4. Keep the uninsured rate at or below 8.6%
5. Help the economy and encourage job growth
6. No life time limits on care
7. Cap out-of-pocket expenses
8. Decrease the deficit 


…is this asking too much? No.

We’ve actually already accomplished all these things and much more with the Affordable Care Act. We should build on this progress we’ve already made, rather than repeal a law that has already meant the difference between life and death for so many Americans. I am open to improving Obamacare, but I will oppose any effort to roll back the progress we’ve already made.


Immigration EXECUTIVE ORDER PUTS AMERICA AT RISK
More than 100 Democratic and Republican national security leaders expressed their deep concern saying, “This Order not only jeopardizes tens of thousands of lives, it has caused a crisis right here in America and will do long-term damage to our national security.” Michael Morell, a former deputy director and acting director of the CIA, said “I think the (Executive) Order is going to make the threat worse. It is going to make us less safe.”

That’s why I’m cosponsoring the Statue of Liberty Values Act which makes President Trump’s Executive Order null and void and prohibits the use of funds to implement or enforce any aspect of the Order. We cannot stand idle as this unilateral action empowers our enemies and jeopardizes the liberty, equality and opportunity the U.S. has afforded immigrants and refugees in the past.
At last month’s town hall meeting, many folks had questions and concerns over President Trump’s Executive Orders.

NEED HELP WITH A FEDERAL AGENCY?
We regularly help citizens navigate through some of the red tape when dealing with a government agency. When mistakes are made by the government, it can cause people to feel frustrated. We are here to ensure you are not ignored. Whether you lost important documents, have not received a response from the federal government or need help with benefits or resources, we will do our best to help you navigate the system.

Click here to request assistance or call my office at (303) 274-7944. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
What: Government in the Grocery - Provides constituents with an easy and convenient way to meet one-on-one with me and my staff about issues, concerns, and needs.
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Where: Anythink Huron Street Library - 9417 Huron St, Thornton, CO 80260 | MAP

What: Senior Resource Fair - Find information on mobility services, health care, or other services for seniors offered in our community. 
When: Friday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to noon
Where: Carpenter Rec Center - 11151 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO 80233 | MAP
Click here to RSVP.

What: Telephone Town Hall - A telephone town hall is a live conference call you can participate in from your own home. As we look ahead to a new administration and a new Congress, I look forward to discussing my priorities and hearing your thoughts, suggestions and concerns as we move forward. 
When: March 13 from 7 to 8 p.m.
How: Click here to sign up and you will receive a call when the town hall is starting.

SAVE THE DATE: Vietnam War 50th Commemoration Ceremony – I’m hosting a ceremony to honor United States Vietnam-era Veterans (Nov. 1, 1955 - May 15, 1975). All Vietnam-era Veterans in Colorado are eligible to receive the Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin and participate in the 50th Anniversary Ceremony.
When: March 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: TBD
Click here for more information and to apply.

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