Rep. Harman invokes Gifford in healthcare debate

In a minute-long speech arguing against the repeal of the Democrat’s landmark healthcare bill, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) invoked the name of Rep. Gabrielle Gifford (D-Ariz.) and the tragedy in Tucson to make her point:

“But let me highlight one more issue brought into stark relief by the recent rampage in Tucson,” said Harman. “Our colleague, Gabby Giffords, and other shooting victims received top-notch, timely care at the University of Arizona Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma facility. Such facilities give victims of severe injuries a 25 percent greater chance of survival. The law the House is poised to repeal expands Level 1 trauma care through Medicaid and discretionary grants.”

“My district is home to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Level 1 Trauma Center,” said Harman. “This is where victims of a major natural disaster, a terrorist attack or another Tucson-like massacre, will be brought."