Navigation Links
Democratic Governors Urge Congress to Act on Health Insurance Reform
Date:9/22/2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic Governors are urging Congress to act on the President's health insurance reform plan after productive conversations in the past week with House and Senate leaders.

"Governors are doing our best to help families struggling to pay for health care. We're all grappling with state budgets that are strained with the spiraling cost of health care," said Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, chair of the Democratic Governors Association. "We need health insurance reform this year, and we support the President's goals."

"Health insurance reform has never been closer, and it couldn't come at a more critical time for states as we work to balance our budgets and families are forced to pay higher and higher costs for health insurance and uncompensated care," said Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, vice chair of the DGA. "If we are truly going to reduce costs for small business and families and expand access to affordable, quality health care, we must hold insurance companies accountable."

Several Democratic governors participated in the conversations with members of Congress to express their concerns and hear more from lawmakers about their plans.

"We had productive conversations. The lawmakers heard our concerns and they understand where we're coming from," said West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, who is the DGA's chair emeritus. "While I want to see more details, I feel good about where this is headed, and I want to see reform passed this year."

"Governors feel a real sense of positive momentum about health insurance reform," said Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm. "Between President Obama's plan and the proposals coming out of Congress, I am optimistic that working families will soon have the security and stability they need. I urge our federal partners to pass health insurance reform into law as soon as possible. For states like Michigan, we know that the status quo will continue to squeeze the budgets of families, businesses and government - so inaction is unacceptable."


'/>"/>
SOURCE Democratic Governors Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Not Worthy of Support? Democratic Leaders Continue to Ignore Americas Youth
2. Women for Women International Congolese Country Director, Christine Karumba, Speaks Out About the Rape Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
3. Top Democratic Vote-Counter Concedes No Chance of Overriding SCHIP Veto
4. Democratic Radio Address
5. Social Justice Issues Take Main Stage at Egypts National Democratic Party Convention
6. NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo Joins Opportunity International Board of Advisors; Opens Doors in Democratic Republic of Congo
7. Democratic Candidates Miss Key Health Issue in Debate
8. SEIU Retaliates Against California Caregivers & Democratic Reform Movement
9. Open Hearings, Fact-Finding Today by SEIU Long Term Care Workers Continues Democratic Process Begun in 2006
10. Democratic National Committee McCain Myth Buster: John McCain and Americas Small Businesses
11. Emile Hirsch Visits the Democratic Republic of Congo With International Aid Agency Oxfam
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief ... a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly ... lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awards today at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte ... have authored journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, ... Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners ... extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at ... responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and other difficult to transfect cells, announces ... Medium. The PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System is a complete system ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... drugs, announced today that it was added to the ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes ... important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... 2022" report to their offering. ... with kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by ... and thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: ... 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay ... sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is ... a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and ... with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: