“I just began to be filled with a terrible dread,” she said in an interview. “You’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. … (The anxiety) was ruining my life.”
“The clock is ticking. Patients don’t have time. They want answers, they want cures,” Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, told reporters before House debate began. He said he expected “a pretty big bipartisan vote” for the measure.
“They didn’t send us here to whimper, whine or grovel,” she said on the Senate floor about Democrats, using the populist rhetoric that has given her one of her party’s highest profiles. “They sent us here to say no to efforts to sell Congress to the highest bidder.”
“America’s patients are waiting on us,” the two lawmakers said in a statement.
“I don’t know how much of that, and I mean it sincerely, is going to be affected,” she told The Associated Press in an interview. She said she’s encouraging Trump’s administration to look at Arizona’s model because it is so cost-effective.
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“We would put as much saline as we could until basically the patient would say, ‘I can’t stand it anymore,'” said Dr. Daniel Jacobs, a Kaiser Permanente plastic surgeon in San Jose, California.
The figures released Wednesday by the Obama administration represent steady sign-ups but no enrollment surge so far.
“Food advocates are already nostalgic for the Obama era and will be playing defense for the next four years,” says Sam Kass, a former White House senior adviser on nutrition and personal chef for the Obamas.