What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : America's Poor : (H.R. 1214) On an amendment that would have required the Department of Health and Human Services to post on its website the amount of funding rescinded from school-based health care centers as a result of repealing a provision of a major health care law that provided federal funding for those health centers. (2011 house Roll Call 287)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
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(H.R. 1214) On an amendment that would have required the Department of Health and Human Services to post on its website the amount of funding rescinded from school-based health care centers as a result of repealing a provision of a major health care law that provided federal funding for those health centers.
house Roll Call 287     May 04, 2011
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This was a vote on an amendment by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) that would have required the Department of Health and Human Services to post on its website the amount of funding rescinded from school-based health care centers as a result of repealing a provision of a major health care law that provided federal funding for those health centers. This amendment was offered to legislation repealing a provision of the 2010 health care reform law—which was signed into law by President Obama and established near universal health coverage in the U.S.—that provided federal funds for such school-based health care centers.

Jackson Lee urged support for her amendment: “When the Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010 [the health care reform measure], and the President signed it into law, the Department of Health and Human Services was given a mandate to provide funding for expanded and sustained national health investment in school-based health center construction programs to improve clinical preventive services and help restrain the growth in private and public health costs. Nearly every state has school-based health centers. There are about 2,000. It provides mandatory funds for building and improving school-based health centers. There are now 350 applications for 46 States with shovel-ready projects. It couldn't be all bad. If H.R. 1214 [the underlying bill]  is passed, it will kill those funds. It will repeal it. And yet this particular amendment will point out Sophie's choices--not really good choices--to take away from our children good health care under the pretense of cutting the deficit….So I would ask my colleagues to vote for this amendment, to support this amendment, because it shows the light of what we should and should not be doing.”
 
No Republicans spoke in opposition to this amendment. The vast majority of Republican members, however, voted against it. Requests for comment by Republican offices were not returned as of press time.

The House rejected this amendment by a vote of 207-218. Voting “yea” were 181 Democrats and 26 Republicans. 209 Republicans and 9 Democrats voted “nay.” As a result, the House rejected an amendment that would have required the Department of Health and Human Services to post on its website the amount of funding rescinded from school-based health care centers as a result of repealing a provision of a major health care law that provided federal funding for those health centers.

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