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NR Live: McMorris Rodgers Gets Personal About Health Care and Raising a Son with Down Syndrome

I spoke today with House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers about raising a son with Down Syndrome and how his life has impacted her direction on health-care policy and working to empower the disability community. We spoke about her bipartisanly supported legislation, the ABLE Act, which created a first-of-its-kind savings vehicle for people with disabilities, offering the ability to accrue up to $100,000 without sacrificing Social Security and other government benefits. We also discussed some of the myths being pushed to the public about current health-care legislation, as well as how we can bring civility back to political conversation.