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Cortez Masto talks health care reform, Charlottesville

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Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, said health care will still be an important issue for Congress in an interview on Monday.

Cortez Masto told News 4's Bill Frankmore that health legislation should continue to be a priority because costs continue to skyrocket for many patients.

She said she has spoken with families who have to choose between paying for prescriptions and paying utility bills.

Congressional Republicans have proposed different forms of health care legislation, along with repeals of the Affordable Care Act, though nothing has mustered enough support in both chambers.

Cortez Masto also said she was disappointed with President Donald Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. One woman was killed and several others were injured when a car drove through a crowd of protesters.

"More than ever, that was the time to come out and condemn the hate these groups espouse and then unify and heal the country, and he never did it," she said.


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