For Immediate Release March 11, 2009
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CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO IRAN
March 11, 2009.
The White House Rural Council recently released a report on the economic importance of passing a comprehensive Food, Farm, and Jobs Bill. The report outlined the importance of the Farm Bill to our nation and the many ways that the legislation affects and benefits Americans every day.
Under the Affordable Care Act, states have the opportunity to expand Medicaid coverage to provide millions of Americans access to affordable healthcare. Taken together, if all 24 states that haven’t expanded coverage did so, about 5.4 million uninsured Americans would gain access to health insurance coverage by 2016.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies are now prohibited from denying health coverage to children like Lisa's daughter who have pre-existing conditions