SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON VOTE TO REJECT BLUNT AMENDMENTMarch 01, 2012
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting against the Blunt Amendment, which was rejected by the Senate in a vote of 51-48.
“This was a dangerous and politically motivated proposal and I’m glad the Senate has rejected it. It would have undermined health care for women and families across the nation, putting employers and insurance companies between patients and their doctors. It’s time for Congress to turn its attention back to the economy and pass this transportation bill so we can invest in our nation’s infrastructure and put Americans back to work.”
The Blunt Amendment, offered as part of the ongoing debate on the transportation reauthorization bill, would have allowed corporations and insurance companies to deny insurance coverage for virtually any preventive health service to any American.
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