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.
Listen in as Ericka Andersen speaks with House Republicans Chair Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The Congresswoman tells her personal story of raising a son with Down Syndrome and how that has affected her views on healthcare, empowering the disability community and more. They also discuss how to restore civility to politics and create important discussions around the issues that divide us today. ABLE and ABLE 2.0 Act: https://mcmorris.house.gov/able/Facebook Live tour of the Capitol Candy Jar: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpostpolitics/videos/10155545174599729/Washington Post op/ed on healthcare & pre-existing coniditions: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/my-son-has-a-preexisting-condition-hes-one-of-the-reasons-i-voted-for-the-ahca/2017/05/04/26c234b2-30fd-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html?utm_term=.41740f5e31a6
Posted by National Review on Thursday, June 29, 2017