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Connecticut Senator Joins Democrats In Fight Over Health Care Changes

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy takes to the floor of the Senate late Monday to protest GOP efforts to get rid of the Affordable Health Care Act.
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy takes to the floor of the Senate late Monday to protest GOP efforts to get rid of the Affordable Health Care Act. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy joined Senate Democrats late Monday evening in protesting Republican measures to revamp the Affordable Care Act.

Murphy told the stories of Connecticut residents Josh Scussell of Guilford, Isabelle and Rylan Endicott of Unionville, and Jonathan Miller of Meriden, all of whom are dependent on the ACA for their health insurance. Murphy emphasized the important role the law has played in making sure that individuals with preexisting conditions are not denied coverage and that health plans do not impose annual or lifetime dollar limits on benefits that can be received.

Murphy also called on Congressional Republicans to work in bipartisan ways to improve the health care law, instead of rushing to completely repeal it.

"You don't have to do this,'' Murphy said to Republicans in his speech. "You don't have to visit that kind of harm on real people. And I know that's not why Republicans ran for office. I know that we have philosophical differences on how to get health care to people, about how to insure more people. But let's sit down and figure out a middle ground so that we can save the lives of all these people who are relying on us."

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