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Just six years ago, the reality in our country was that millions of Americans were locked out of our health care system because they couldn’t afford insurance or because they had pre-existing conditions. Women were charged more than men simply because they were women. People who needed coverage the most were too often denied it. At the same time, rising health care costs posed a significant threat to our economy, eroding workers’ paychecks and adding to our deficits. And while costs were high, the quality of care often wasn’t.
The National Association of the Advancement of Colored People criticized the U.S. Senate’s failure to support the civil rights organization’s choice of Debo Adegbile as the next Assistant Attorney General, calling the decision a “disgrace” and “a loss for all Americans.”