Community hospitals have held information sessions. Pediatricians have starred in videos. Patient associations have flown in hundreds of Americans with chronic illnesses to meet with lawmakers. “It does make a big impact,” said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.).
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) on June 26 said on the Senate floor that she was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer. “Health care is personal and it’s a right, not a privilege reserved only for those who can afford it,” she said.