One of the highest callings of Congress is to properly provide for the health and wellbeing of the American people. As a non-practicing registered nurse, providing the most advanced, efficient, and affordable healthcare possible for our community has always been a priority of mine. In my twenty five years in Congress, I have used my professional experience in the medical field to expand access to quality healthcare for all Americans.
In that vein, I fully supported President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, as well as Medicaid and Medicare, which provides care and support to majority of Americans. I have also authored and co-sponsored bills that better support our hardworking nurses, provide greater choice for women, and assist families dealing with difficult mental health issues. Further, I have continued to fight for increased funding for the medical science community that will improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our treatment plans.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after the president signed an executive order that will dismantle the Affordable Care Act and American’s ability to access affordable health care:
THE HONORABLE EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON
ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 5, 2017
Mr. Speaker, I rise to give brief remarks about Alex Wubbels, the emergency room nurse at University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah who was arrested for doing her job on July 26. As a non-practicing registered nurse, this story shocked and upset me. I cannot fathom being handcuffed in my workplace for following hospital policy and the law.