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Gillibrand introduces measure to protect women on Affordable Care Act plan

January 10, 2017 05:41 PM

President-elect Donald Trump is pushing for an immediate repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. He's hoping for a repeal vote as early as next week.

That's not sitting well with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The senator says one week into the new Congress, Republicans are trying to destroy women's access to health care.

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She is introducing a measure that would keep women's health protections in the Affordable Care Act safe.

"It's no longer just rhetoric. If the Republicans actually go ahead and destroy the Affordable Care Act, millions of New Yorkers will lose access to STD testing and screening, pap tests, breast exams, comprehensive reproductive health care and cancer screenings," noted Gillibrand.

Those protections include safeguards to keep women from being charged more because of their gender.  

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