DAVID SCOTT - CONGRESSMAN, REPRESENTING GEORGIA'S 13TH DISTRICT

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  • AJC Political Insider: David Scott: Rip up GOP health plan, let bipartisan panel start over
    Posted in Article on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Energy and the Environment

    By Tamar Hallerman WASHINGTON — On many issues, U.S. Rep. David Scott, D-Atlanta, fashions himself as a man in the middle on Capitol Hill, ready and willing to use his moderate credentials to broker agreements across the aisle. The question has always been whether there were any Republicans to meet him halfway. When it comes to the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill, Scott, like virtually every Democrat, isn’t pleased. He thinks President Barack Obama’s signature policy achievement has largely do... Read more

  • WABE 90.1: Rep. David Scott: Let A Bipartisan Group Craft Health Care Bill
    Posted in Article on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Energy and the Environment, Labor & Employment

    By Denis O'Hayer U.S. House Republican leaders have launched a drive to push their new healthcare bill through House committees. The measure, which would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), has run into pushback from some Republicans who claim it doesn't go far enough. But, while Republicans try to work out their internal differences, Democrats are almost completely united in opposition to the bill. One of them is Atlanta-area Democratic U.S. Rep. David Scott. ... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Statement on Republican Bill to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Release on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Taxes

    Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) released the following statement on the Republican healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA): “Since the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act, this country has seen tremendous strides in its overall health outcomes. Patients now have access to robust health insurance benefits and we have seen a substantial decrease in the number of citizens without insurance. "3.4 million children and 3.6 million patients with preexisting conditions ga... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Host 12th Annual Health Fair, August 6
    Posted in Press Release on July 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today Congressman David Scott announced that he will host his 12th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Mundy’s Mill High School. This event will feature free health screenings and information provided by many of the region’s leading healthcare providers and organizations. Free health screenings include: Clinical breast cancer exams; prostate cancer (PSA); HIV/ AIDS; Diabetes (glucose); Blood pressure; Asthma; Cholesterol; Mental health; Memory (Dementia); Sickle cell; Glaucoma & Ro... Read more

  • Recognizing World AIDS Day
    Posted in Blog on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    As we recognize the 28th World AIDS Day, we have much progress to celebrate. We also have new challenges to address. Consider that the CDC ranks Atlanta as 5th in the nation with new HIV infections and the South ranks first in the nation for its rate of new HIV cases. In 2013, the South had a rate of 20.5 HIV infections per 100,000 residents. Compared with members of other races and ethnicities, African Americans account for a higher proportion of HIV infections at all stages of disease from new... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Statement in Recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Release on October 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congressman David Scott issued the following statement in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to discuss a disease that is important to my family, breast cancer. This devastating disease strikes 1 in 8 women, affecting our mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, and loved ones. In Georgia, breast cancer is a particularly serious problem as it is the most common type of cancer and the second most deadly type of cancer among women in the state. Accor... Read more

  • Marietta Daily Journal: Georgia lawmakers decry health care ruling
    Posted in Blog on June 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    by Ricky Leroux June 26, 2015 12:20 AM The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, but most of Georgia’s federal lawmakers denounced the decision and pledged to keep fighting against the law. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, as opponents contended. Obama greeted news of the decision by declar... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Announces 11th Annual Health Fair - August 15
    Posted in Press Release on June 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today Congressman David Scott announced that he will host his 11th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Mundy’s Mill High School. This event will feature free health screenings and information provided by many of the region’s leading healthcare providers and organizations. Free health screenings include: Clinical breast cancer exams; prostate cancer (PSA); HIV/ AIDS; Diabetes (glucose); Blood pressure; Asthma; Cholesterol; Mental health; Memory (Dementia); Sickle cell; Glaucoma & R... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Introduces Uterine Fibroids Resolution
    Posted in Press Release on May 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Representatives David Scott and Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) introduced a resolution (HRES 268) that designates July 2015 as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month. “After meeting with my constituent, Tanika Gray Valbrun, I learned that uterine fibroids are a serious health problem affecting many American women,” Congressman Scott said. “I also learned that African American women are disproportionately affected by uterine fibroid tumors. Tanika’s efforts through The White Dress Project have raised awarenes... Read more

  • November is National Diabetes Month
    Posted in Blog on November 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    November is National Diabetes Month, and the perfect time to spotlight a disease that affects almost 30 million Americans regardless of age, race or background. As a member of the Congressional Caucus on Diabetes, Congressman Scott has continuously supported legislation to improve research, education and treatment of Diabetes. This year, several members of Congress, including Congressman Scott, requested $20 million to be allocated toward the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), a networ... Read more