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Concord Coalition Leaders Send Letter to Senator Reid on Healthcare Reform Bill
Date:10/9/2009

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is the text of a letter to Senator Reid from the Concord Coalition:

October 9, 2009

The Honorable Harry Reid

Majority Leader

United States Senate

Washington DC

Dear Senator Reid,

We have followed the health care reform debate very carefully. We applaud you and the entire Congress for focusing on what we consider to be the most important and most difficult public policy issue. And, we applaud your concern for the potential fiscal impact of the final legislation. It is that concern which brings us to write this letter to you.

In the coming days, you have the unenviable task of combining the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill with the bill that emerged from the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Aware of the difficulty and the competing pressures you face, we have identified in the attached memorandum key areas where we believe the potential of the legislation to produce fiscal gains can be strengthened. We hope our views will help guide your work -- consistent with fiscal responsibility and sustainability.

In making these suggestions, we are reminded of the words of the late Paul Tsongas, a former Senate colleague from Massachusetts who inspired the founding of The Concord Coalition. In 1992, Senator Tsongas warned:

America faces great economic peril as our standard of living is threatened by current economic policies. Once the world's greatest economic power, we are selling off our national patrimony as we sink ever deeper into national debt. . ..This nation's will is not being called upon on the home front because of a fear that our people are not ready for an honest and forceful response to these threats. I strongly disagree. . ..The purposeful avoidance of difficult issues caused serious erosion to our society. The icon of indulgence that we worshiped
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