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:10/13/2017)... LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care ... is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading ... to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York ... globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and ... explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, ... puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center ... Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: ... “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William Nowers. ... As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. Following ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX) researchers were ... innovative way to use nonlinear optical imaging to confirm ... drugs. A ... show how researchers from BioPharmX and the Wellman Center ... a suite of imaging techniques in what is called ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  True Health, a leader in integrated ... during National Breast Cancer Awareness month to educate ... Research recently published ... more than 10 million American women are at ... or BRCA2 and have not had testing. These mutations ...
(Date:10/10/2017)...  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its ... specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: