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These have been a tough few years. In discussions around kitchen tables throughout America, families have had to cope with higher healthcare costs, cancelled coverage, and fewer options for care. They've had to deal with lost jobs, fewer hours and less take-home pay. To turn this around, the Independent Women's Voice seeks to recognize leaders who understand the complex challenges of healthcare reform, and encourage them to continue their work for the American people.
Healthcare Leadership Awards recognize leaders who are willing to fight for greater choice, lower out-of-pocket costs, a stronger bond between a patient and her doctor, and greater access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. Each of the 2014 recipients has been a vocal and outspoken leader in the promotion of sensible and innovative patient-focused health care reform
Republicans might take some comfort from the generic ballot question (asked of 1,000 likely voters) — “If the election for U.S. Congress were being held today, for whom would you vote, the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate for Congress from this district?” — The GOP leads 42 percent to 36 percent on average, as well as in every district type (“Leans GOP”: 43 percent Republican to 33 percent Democrat; “Toss Up”: GOP leads 42 percent to 35 percent; and “Leans Dem”: GOP is ahead 40 percent to 39 percent).
A national poll suggests the Affordable Care Act could play a big role in shaping the next U.S. Congress. With control of the senate at stake, the poll finds one issue gives republican candidates a built in advantage. "As voters head to the polls they will be thinking about Obamacare, especially those who report that they have had personal impact with the law," said Hadley Manning, with Independent Women’s Voice.
Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land has signed a pledge to repeal Obamacare. On Monday, the conservative Independent Women’s Voice announced that the Michigan Republican signed its Obamacare Repeal Pledge.
Signers of the Repeal Pledge believe that this law cannot be "fixed" and that stopping its implementation and ultimately repealing it are necessary first steps to ensure that citizens and their doctors, not government bureaucrats, have choice and control over their health care, and that medical care in our country becomes more affordable and available.