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Louise M. Slaughter, MS Biography

US Representative (D-NY)
Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"

“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will make health care affordable for the middle class, provide security for seniors, and guarantee access to health insurance for the uninsured – while reducing the federal deficit by billions of dollars.”

“The Benefits of Health Care Reform in the 28th Congressional District of New York,” (accessed August 20, 2010)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Representative (D-NY), 1986-present
  • Chairwoman, House Rules Committee
  • Co-Chair, Congressional Arts Caucus
  • Co-Chair, Congressional Bi-Partisan Pro-Choice Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues
  • Member, House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee
  • Recipient, Humane Legislator of the Year, American Humane Association, 2003
  • Recipient, Sidney R. Yates National Arts Advocacy Award, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
  • Member, New York State Assembly, 1982-1986
  • Regional Coordinator to then-Lt. Governor Mario Cuomo, 1979-1982
  • Member, Monroe County (NY) Legislature, 1976-1979
  • Regional Coordinator to then-Secretary of State Mario Cuomo, 1976-1978
  • MS, Public Health, University of Kentucky, 1953
  • BS, Microbiology, University of Kentucky, 1951
  • Born Aug. 14, 1929
  • Representative Slaughter died on Mar. 16, 2018 at the age of 88.
Quoted in:
  1. Will the quality of care from public health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid improve?