Health

  • OverviewThe right to quality, affordable healthcare provides our citizens a sense of dignity and security and it’s a great example of the government doing something meaningful and right.
  • Bills Anita SupportedEarned Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2013, Patient Protection Act of 2013, Better Prices, Better Quality, and Better Choices for Health Coverage Amendment Act of 2013

Legislation

Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2013: This law amends the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008, expanding earned sick and safe leave to restaurant industry workers. This public health measure, co-sponsored by Councilmember Bonds, greatly reduces the transfer of illness from restaurant workers to consumer.

Patient Protection Act of 2013: This bill, co-sponsored by Councilmember Bonds requires an acute care general hospital or psychiatric hospital to submit a staffing plan that provides sufficient, appropriately qualified nursing staff in each unit within the facility.

Better Prices, Better Quality, and Better Choices for Health Coverage Amendment Act of 2013: Mandated by President Barack Obama, this law promotes meaningful choice, provide enhanced benefits, and build a competitive private insurance marketplace for the residents and small business owners of the District of Columbia.