Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) announced Tuesday that she has been battling small cell lymphoma for the past 10 months and that her cancer is now in remission.
She revealed her diagnosis during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing Tuesday.
“Literally, instead of yielding me time, you could be delivering kind words at my memorial service,” Moore said during the hearing.
.@GOP is always talking about the costs of the ACA: the cost of protecting pre-existing conditions, the cost of essential health benefits, the cost of the individual mandate.— Rep. Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) January 29, 2019
But what about the value of life? The lives of your kids? Your parents?
That's the core of this debate. https://t.co/FOozuMwGfW
Moore, who has served in the House since 2005, praised the Affordable Care Act and blasted Republicans for voting to repeal the health-care law, without which she said she would be paying $15,000 a month out of pocket for the cost of her medicine.
“I am announcing my remission today to remind everyone on this committee that I am a living example of the lifesaving value of essential health benefits,” she said in the statement. “For my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren that is a cost worth paying.”