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You've heard from representative Michelle Bachmann who wants to -- the national health care law and repeal it but Democrats say our country desperately needs it why.
Griff Jenkins spoke with one of the law's strongest supporters Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.
For an Affordable Care Act has been hailed as one of the significant pieces of legislation in decades -- it's important.
The Affordable Care Act came as a life -- too well community to -- state.
One he gave women access to healthcare it highlighted preventive care.
It did something -- -- communities but anyway we all community health clinics and just was able to.
The security of the Affordable Care Act five million dollar grant for one.
Community health clinic that sits in a neighborhood allow them to expand.
They're service expanding patient rooms and doctors 500000 now to another community health clinic.
Money that is not wasted but -- on seniors.
Young mother's prenatal care.
Preexisting diseases diabetes is -- -- and then having large component preventative care.
The real issue of affordable here.
Is the umbrella.
The -- -- -- from the emergency room.
It is the umbrella in the -- date of sickness that takes you to better health.
Less cost to the government to the health care system because we -- producing healthy Americans.
I can't see any reason to dispute that the Affordable Care Act has answered the unsolvable question.
What do you do with the emerging.
Massive health care cost in America.
Let's talk about the implications of the Supreme Court ruling.
Obviously if they uphold dead you're happy but if they strike part of that -- all of it what there.
And I think positively but let me just say that this is gonna be a burden on on Democrats it's gonna be a burden on Americans some Republicans and independents.
Because the Affordable Care Act -- a basic premise that is good.
And that is that we all -- the mutual burden of securing.
Sick people in this country.
But more importantly the cost.
And the question will be whether we will come together and mechanized.
We will not be able to improve the economy create jobs that we have.
Moving -- a health care system that doesn't work.
I believe the Affordable Care Act as.
In your opinion can this law survive if this record just struck individual mandate king -- still do all that it.
Needs to do and should do if we did just that portion of.
First of all -- hope that the Supreme Court read the commerce clause very carefully which we crafted this legislation around and that the mandate.
Is constitutional but.
What I would suggest is that there are elements.
That because of my personal commitment to the affordable care.
And the commitment of Democrats of the affordable care that we would work very hard to shoulder.
And I believe that we would find a way to shoulder that burden to maintain this very very pivotal turn for America on health care.
It seems like regardless of -- -- from Cortez were headed -- -- congressional gridlock what does that say about Americans say we just weren't.
Some decision and they will will deal with it and move on.
I want to embrace those Americans in fact when I go home I speak their language they speak mind.
I'm quoting the great philosopher Rodney teams and we all get along.
I frankly believe on the issue of health -- it would be tragic it would be a disaster if you close would diminish my community health clinics.
If you disallow seniors and going in for preventative care.
If you don't close the doughnut hole of the Medicare bill part.
If we don't he.
-- -- coverage.
Babies yet unborn.
That will come in with preexisting diseases such as as respiratory illnesses and others were here before they could not be covered.
If you do -- that -- who are we as a country.