Navigation Links
60 Votes: Democratic Caucus Must Move Forward With Promise of Quality, Affordable Health Care for All With a Public Insurance Option
Date:11/19/2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that a bill has been introduced in the Senate, USAction today called upon every member of the Democratic Caucus to vote to allow debate to begin so that the country can move closer to the promise of quality, affordable health care for all.

"Majority Leader Reid has demonstrated principled leadership in moving this bill forward," said USAction Program Director Alan Charney. "Now it's time for every member of the Democratic Caucus to support him. Even senators who have concerns with the legislation should vote to proceed to an open debate."

USAction supports reform that will provide more affordable health coverage to America's families and businesses, stop insurance company abuses, provide the choice of a public health insurance option and is financed with progressive revenues. Charney noted that the Senate bill unveiled Thursday includes a 0.5 percent increase in the Medicare Hospital Insurance tax for individuals who earn more than $200,000 and couples who earn more than $250,000. However, it also includes a tax on health care plans for many working Americans, which USAction opposes.

"This bill is moving in the right direction and is better than the legislation reported out of the Senate Finance Committee," Charney said. "It can be better still. We should recognize that taxing health care benefits would disproportionately impact families, women and children. We urge a vote for the motion to proceed and then we can improve this bill."

USAction co-founded Health Care for America Now, the nation's largest health care reform campaign, and co-chairs its steering committee. Since May, USAction and its affiliates and partners in 28 states organized or supported more 363 town hall meetings and forums on health care and generated 389,028 grassroots contacts to Congress, including phone calls, letters, faxes, emails and petitions.

SOURCE USAction


'/>"/>
SOURCE USAction
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine Issues Statement Praising the House of Representatives Historic Vote to Pass Health Insurance Reform
2. Democratic Senators, Congresswoman, Small Business Owners Discuss Impact of Health Insurance Reform on Small Businesses
3. Democratic Governors Urge Congress to Act on Health Insurance Reform
4. Pelosi Remarks at Democratic Steering and Policy Committee Forum on Health Insurance Reform
5. Pelosi, Democratic Leaders Remarks Today at News Conference on Legislative Accomplishments
6. DaVita Honored as First and Only FORTUNE 500 Company to Make List of Democratic Workplaces Since Its Inception in 1999
7. Former House Democratic Leader Richard A. Gephardt to Join MMR Initiative to Promote Immediate Use of Personal Health Records
8. SEIU IEB Unanimously Adopts Secretary Marshalls Report; UHW Given 5 Days to Comply with Unions Democratic Process and Decisions
9. First U.S. Flight with Humanitarian Goods Arrives in Democratic Republic of Congo
10. Ceasefire Broken in Democratic Republic of Congo; International Medical Corps Warns of Looming Humanitarian Catastrophe and Wider Regional Impact
11. International Medical Corps Continues Delivering Emergency Relief in Democratic Republic of Congo as Potential for Renewed Fighting Threatens to Deepen Crisis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... 10 Best Water is excited to ... water brand owners that topped the list as a result of their commitment to ... premier brand was Tibet 5100, a top notch water company that specializes in providing ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Intalere’s 2016 ... more than 200 of the country’s top healthcare executives to share insights on ... benefit of the Forum is the provider-centric perspective, experience, expertise and strategy shared ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Armune BioScience ... across their network of laboratory service centers across the country. Launched in April of ... in the detection of prostate cancer. Apifiny order volume exceeded 3,000 tests in 2015. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... the Ohio Safety Congress and Expo event March 9-11, 2016. Hosted by Ohio's ... Convention Center. , As the longest running and largest worker's compensation event ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... February 26th: Amateur & Professional Divisions - Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm | ... | Ticket Prices $30, Social Media: http://www.USPoleSportsFed.org , Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uspolesportsfederation ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA ), ... quarter and full year ended December 31, 2015. ... a transformational year for Vanda with the continued growth ... approval of HETLIOZ for Non-24," said Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, ... to our U.S. product portfolio builds on this success ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... --> --> This press release is intended for ... Japan .  --> A separate press release has been prepared ... Shire continues to strengthen its presence in ... continues to strengthen its presence in Japan ... continues to strengthen its presence in Japan ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... A new report from business intelligence provider GBI Research ... Alzheimer,s disease market will more than double from just under $5 billion in ... Rate (CAGR) of 11%. Canada , France ... Spain , the UK, and Japan , and ... --> Canada , France , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: